She did call her dean a bad word to her friend and the assistant heard (the assistant principal is her husband) the assistant screamed at her in front of everyone which was traumatizing for her. She apologized to the dean and has been doing detention for the last 4 weeks. They took her off all... View More
Yes, legal assistance may be available for your son in a school suspension and expulsion hearing. California provides due process rights to students facing disciplinary actions, and they may be represented by an attorney or advocate during the hearing. Whether the service is free would depend on...View More
I applied for a BPPE Exemption, as my school is a non-profit agency that only leads toward certification. I was told by the BPPE that I was qualified as a school by the state, but I do not qualify for an exemption from BPPE because I provide live - internship and practicum experience to my... View More
I recommend consulting with an attorney experienced in education law and regulatory compliance to review your specific situation and the denial letter from the BPPE. An attorney can help you understand whether there are grounds to challenge the denial and guide you on the appropriate steps to take...View More
My wife just doesn't like the school or kindergartner goes to. She really has been looking for a reason to pull our kid. Well one day after work 3 days ago. She tells me shes never going back cuz a kid is mean to her, she claims its abuse. And shes pulling her that day. After a yelling match... View More
Under California law, both parents typically have equal rights and responsibilities regarding decisions related to their child's education. If your wife has unilaterally withdrawn your child from school without a legitimate reason and without an alternative school in place, you may consider...View More
I’m the only Learning Specialist at a non funded K-12 independent school in CA. Am I liable if not all students can be guaranteed their learning disability accommodations ? Or is the liability on the school? Or is there any liability if students don’t get their accommodations? Please help. Thx
In California, the liability typically falls on the institution, which in this case is the school, to provide the necessary accommodations for students with learning disabilities as required by law. However, as an employee, you are expected to uphold the policies and requirements set forth by the...View More
So we enrolled her in her home district just in case the enrollment was revoked a couple of days before school. The SARB was to be held a couple of days after school. Upon receiving the records request, the inter district immediately dropped the enrollment of the student before school and before... View More
Under California law, whether the drop in enrollment was lawful can depend heavily on the specific terms outlined in the inter-district transfer agreement and the district's policy on truancy. Generally, it would be expected that a decision such as this would only be made following the...View More
I have twins in speech therapy. They received in person sessions all last year. This year they were switched without notice to online speech services (even though there is an on site speech therapist available). I want them switched back to in person because I know from the shut down that they do... View More
Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and California state law, your children are entitled to a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) tailored to their unique needs, which usually means services must be delivered in the manner most effective for the student. You have the...View More
My child is in Special Day Class. Due to teacher shortages the classes run grades 1-3 & 4-6.
Last year the entire third grade went on a field trip. Child was excluded as the sole 3rd grade special needs student. This year child is being excluded from 4th grade on campus activities.... View More
You can refer to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which mandates that students with disabilities must be provided with a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE), which often includes participating in activities with non-disabled...View More
California Education Code section 44807 requires that California school teachers receive a duty-free lunch period or a duty-free preparation period during each schoolday. This allows teachers to have time for planning and preparation without assigned supervisory or instructional responsibilities.
"I'd like to inquire whether it's acceptable to pose questions. Participation is voluntary, and those who engage may gain access to this AI. It's essential to emphasize that our aim is not to replace jobs but to support lawyers in increasing their productivity and simplifying... View More
I'm pleased to provide guidance on your inquiry. In California, it is certainly acceptable to pose questions regarding the acceptable use of AI tools for legal support and educational purposes. Emphasizing the voluntary nature of engagement and the intention to enhance productivity and...View More
This college was a private university , very expensive that markets the school for its high tech simulated labs for nursing students to learn on, their small personalized classes ,labs etc...During Covid lock down my daughter spent 2 years teaching herself on a laptop in her bedroom. All classes... View More
Whether you can sue a college for not providing the education as promised during COVID lockdown depends on various factors, including the terms of the enrollment agreement and any modifications due to the pandemic. If the college did not fulfill its contractual obligations or misrepresented the...View More
My child was transferred to another classroom and school claimed they randomly selected the students to be transferred. What are my rights as a parent so my child stays in his original classroom assignment. I hope someone can enlighten me. Thank you very much.
Parents generally do not have a legal right to demand a specific classroom assignment for their child, especially if the school's basis was a random selection process. However, you can communicate your concerns to the school and inquire about any available options or appeal processes, as...View More
I took an SAT, and halfway through, I was informed by my administrator that I am taking the purple one, instead of the blue one she was supposed to give me. However she said there was no difference in any aspect of the two colored versions and that I would be 100% ok to continue with the purple one... View More
While I am not providing legal advice, based on the information provided, it may be possible to explore legal options against the College Board if you believe they have wrongfully rejected your SAT score without valid justification. Consult with an attorney experienced in education law to evaluate...View More
Under California law, each section of a bill must generally pertain to a single subject. The "single subject rule" is designed to prevent legislation from encompassing unrelated matters within one section. While there can be exceptions in certain cases, the general principle is to...View More
My salary is based on 15 hours weekly. It’s calculated from 37.5% of a 40 week salary. My total compensation including 2 free child tuition benefits is about $25K. $15K is my overall yearly wage based on the part time calculation. I’m being told I might need to work more then my 15 contracted... View More
The employment laws in California generally require employers to compensate employees for all hours worked, including overtime, as mandated by state and federal laws. If you are asked to work more hours than your contracted part-time hours and the additional work qualifies as overtime under...View More
Per the legislature that I was charged in, it says I can answer all questions as if the incident never happened (Nebraska). But, this question states: "Please state whether you were involved in any incidents that led to arrest or any criminal process that may not be reflected in your FBI or... View More
You should comply with the specific requirements of the medical school's application, which asks for disclosure of incidents leading to arrest or criminal processes, including expunged, not prosecuted, or dismissed matters. While Nebraska Revised Statute 29-3523 (8) may offer protections...View More
Colleges have established procedures for appealing residency classification decisions. You may need to provide additional documentation or evidence to support your claim of California residency. This could include documents such as lease agreements, utility bills, or employment records that...View More
Management fabricated a story, an easily disprovable story, because, in the story they made up about me, they also made up witnesses to the made-up story. This is a discrimination case as well as a defamation case. I am being harassed because of my color. I need to find a good lawyer who will take... View More
There are many attorneys who sue school districts, but less attorneys who take on cases for defamation. These type of cases have many risks and complications. Additionally, not all cases where it is believed there is defamation and or harassment, actually fit the what is legally considered...View More
No, it is not legal for you to start fundraising before you have been approved by the school board as a school connected booster club. Obtaining the school board's approval and a 501 designation requires much more than being assigned an identifying number. It would be wise to consult with an...View More
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