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0 Answers | Asked in Education Law for Montana on
Q: Hello, can you have a Moderate to Severe class of K-4 students on a 3-4 campus?

We need to create a life skills class on one of our campuses to maintain equity for all students. This would be a K-4 life skills class located at our 3-4 grade campus school site due to staff shortage and classroom availabilty.

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Education Law for Illinois on
Q: I want to know how I can contact a lawyer for a violation of my constitutional rights by Chicago Public School Employees

My rights have been violated and I have been denied entry to school for recording staff on their incompetence in doing their job properly. I have been targeted and harassed by staff before but now more recently because I'm working on exposing them and how they neglect their students. I am... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Education Law for Tennessee on
Q: Illegally, what responsibility do teachers / private schools have to clearly express concerns about a student?

We’ve been told you can’t label or “diagnose”bc you can be responsible for medical bills. But if we suspect a child is autistic and the parents are refusing our requests for further evaluation what can we do? We haven’t explicitly said we think it’s autism.

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for California on
Q: My daughter currently has a 504 plan, but she needs an IEP instead.

The school performed the assessment as requested, and when they presented the results, they said my daughter

" does not meet qualification criteria under the category of Other Health Impaired" so they put her under a 504 plan. At the time (11/08/21) i knew nothing about... Read more »

James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Sep 23, 2022

There are attorneys who handle education law. Speak with one in your area. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an attorney for formal legal advice and representation.]

0 Answers | Asked in Education Law for Florida on
Q: I need an interpretation of F.S. 1014.04(1)(a).

F.S. 1014.04(1)(a) states a parent has the right to direct the education and care of his or her minor child. I would like my middle school aged child to be allowed to type all assigned papers using the school provided laptop. The school continues to insist that the students handwrite a majority... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Collections, Consumer Law, Education Law and Civil Litigation for Arizona on
Q: School says the made "mistake" after sending me an enrollment letter and sent my grants to collections. what can i do?

I got accepted into a university, weeks pass and I get my grant to buy books and supplies. a short amount of time before the semester starts they say they made an "error" and put me in an earned enrollment program and cancel my classes not allowing me to reenroll in the current semester... Read more »

Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
answered on Sep 23, 2022

I'd advise you to do 2 things:

1. make an appointment with a lawyer who handles general civil matters, and take all of the documentation who have so the attorney can make a professional assessment of your situation. It may mean you calling around to everal lawyers and several...
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0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Education Law, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Michigan on
Q: Is there case law on the responsibilities of teaching staff during a fire?

Must staff make an effort to guide each student to safety? What if a false alarm is the source of the fire emergency? May the teacher or parapro leave a disabled student in a precarious position during a false alarm?

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Education Law and Lemon Law for Michigan on
Q: Hi. This may be a silly question but I just want to know what my rights are in this matter

My eldest daughter goes to school at school B. She is in first grade. My twins are in preschool at school A. The schools are about 5mins apart from each other. We are school of choice. I pick up my twins at 3:25pm mon - Thurs. My eldest gets out at 3:30pm. The latest I have ever been to pick up my... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Education Law and Small Claims for New Jersey on
Q: Can I sue my college in small claims court?

I attended Rutgers in 2020-2021 during the Covid-19 shut down. Despite none of our classes being on campus/in person, and many campus amenities being shut down/inaccessible, I was still charged two “campus fees” totaling $2,289.90. I am wondering if I am able to sue the college for this amount... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for California on
Q: Can parents in California still choose to opt their children out from state testing, even at charter schools?

Our charter school is saying the students “will participate in [the testing]” but isn’t that contrary to California Education Code section 60615?

James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Sep 21, 2022

Parents have several different options for their children's schooling in California, some of which do not require "state testing." Speak with a local attorney regarding your options. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Education Law for Mississippi on
Q: We have homeschooled for 2 years and want back to public school, why won't the district accept our transcript?

We live in the state of Mississippi. We have been homeschooling the past two years due to Covid. My daughter is now 14 and wants to complete her high school years in public school I have been trying to get my children enrolled in school for weeks now but the district will not accept her homeschool... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Education Law for Mississippi on
Q: A school district in MS refuses our homeschool transcripts because we took the same classes for $25 and not $300

We live in the state of Mississippi. We have been homeschooling the past two years due to Covid. My daughter is now 14 and wants to complete her high school years in public school I have been trying to get my children enrolled in school for weeks now but the district will not accept her homeschool... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law, Employment Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Education Law for New York on
Q: Question about working and visa status

I’m remaining in F1 status (student visa-nonimmigration), I have far- relative lives in New York, he is owning a restaurant. I live with him and his family. I volunteer to help him with his restaurant during my free time just about 2-3 hours per week. No income received, no salary, no tips, no... Read more »

Moses Apsan
Moses Apsan
answered on Sep 21, 2022

If you are merely helping out without pay the I would not consider it employment.

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0 Answers | Asked in Education Law for Texas on
Q: Do you handle buying at school in muskogee Oklahoma
1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for Louisiana on
Q: My special needs son was charged with atemped simple burgury of an inhabited dwelling
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 21, 2022

You did not post your question(s), but based on what you did write, my recommendation is that you please contact a lawyer in your area to discuss your options going forward and how to best assist your son with mitigating what can happen.

0 Answers | Asked in Education Law for Indiana on
Q: Are school trivia night fundraisers illegal?

I live in the state of Indiana and someone has told me that trivia nights are illegal gambling because it is a game of chance. Is this accurate and if so how do all the schools in the area get away with doing them?

0 Answers | Asked in Education Law for Montana on
Q: I’m having issues with how my son was treated today at school. An employee put hands on him and I disagree.

Today my son was physically touched by an employee at the school. This was during “dealing” with my sons bad behavior but I disagree how the school and handled it. What rights do I have? This is not a Missoula county public school but is a school in the court paid for by my property taxes

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