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Q: We are trying to form a booster club at our kids high school. We have our ein number and have filed with irs. Is it

Is it legal for us to start fundraising before we have been approved by the schoo board as a school connected booster club?

0 Answers | Asked in Education Law for Connecticut on
Q: I am in Connecticut. I submitted a FOIA request to a public school seeking staff emails and texts about my child

They are trying to exempt my request under FERPA as educational records so they don’t have to release emails or texts but I know emails aren’t considered educational records per case law. Need advice on next steps

0 Answers | Asked in Education Law for Michigan on
Q: My daughter had a plastic bag placed over her head by another student, the school has yet to call me. Is this a case?

The girl that placed the bag over her head got expelled, but no one has contacted me. I’ve waited thinking that some some works have reached out to me by now, but they haven’t. Other staff members are taking about the incident amongst themselves and the incident happened almost 3 weeks ago. I... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Education Law for Florida on
Q: I had a stroke last year which affected my ability to speak. , my school is threatening to terminate me, can they ?

I am a public school teacher for over 5 years

Todd B. Kotler
Todd B. Kotler
answered on Jun 6, 2023

You should review your contract and your collective bargaining agreement. Have you contacted your union rep? Whether they can terminate you will depend on the language on the agreements. Do either mention clarity of speech as a physical requirement for your job? You also may want to contemplate... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Education Law for Connecticut on
Q: I was wondering how colleges and universities get around or cheat to meet their Title IX standards and regulations?

This is for a school final and I will be quoting and using the information that is given to me.

0 Answers | Asked in Education Law for Florida on
Q: Another parent met with school officials and my 6th grade daughter never informed parents threats of criminal charges

All accusations were false the incident that was in question never took place on school grounds

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Education Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Government Contracts for Georgia on
Q: Can a public school principal in GA legally use hidden cameras to record staff speaking to each other privately?

A public school principal in the state of Georgia used a hidden camera to record teachers and staff speaking to each other (not to the principal). These staff members, speaking privately, said things which were critical of the principal's performance and decision making as a first year... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Education Law, Contracts and Business Law for New York on
Q: Can I file a lawsuit if my DOE vendor owes me money and had me in a school without a background check/fingerprinting?

I was hired by Step in School, a supposed DOE Vendor (although I don't see their name on the list of vendors) to teach dance during CAS after school program as an independent contractor. CAS (Children Aid Society) is on the DOE vendor list and is who Step In School contracted with. Step in... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Education Law for North Carolina on
Q: I need to speak to someone concerning education law with a special needs student who is advanced education student,

My son was attending a law school and is facing academic expulsion, he has Cerebral Palsy. We feel like his needs weren’t sufficiently met, , Thanks we need to have counsel in this matter

0 Answers | Asked in Education Law, Criminal Law and Health Care Law for Oregon on
Q: I am 18, can my school counselor release information about me against my will to my parents?

My school scans the google documents we have for key words, in one of my documents I wrote about suicide. (Also is this a privacy violation?)

0 Answers | Asked in Education Law for Tennessee on
Q: Is it legal for a Tennessee principal to discuss a teacher’s no renewal with other teachers before discussing with them?

The principal said legally she could not have a conversation with me about my non-renewal contract. However another teacher knew about it before it was made known to me. This other teacher proceeded to tell other coworkers. This all took place why I was on FMLA.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Education Law and Personal Injury on
Q: Am I entitled to compensation?

My university accidentally sent my private information to another student and they sent me the private information of that other student. Was this a GDPR breach?

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on May 27, 2023

It depends on whether you sustained any legally compensable damages as a result of someone else using the private information the university sent to another student.

For example, if the university gave out your credit card number and CVV, and someone used it to make a purchase, the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Education Law, Personal Injury and Gov & Administrative Law on
Q: Would I have a case in a Los Angeles County, California School District for Negligent Supervision? *Run down (Below)*

Hello there I am wondering if would i have a case to take to court if this is the 3rd time one of my siblings has been assaulted at his elementary school. Just keep in mind his a 3rd grader and the other person who assaulted him is a 5th grader. The 1st and 2nd time this happened was during his... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 4, 2023

A California attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for what happened to your brother. You could continue to await a response. However, these types of cases could involve notice of claim requirements and short statutes of limitations in general... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Education Law for New Mexico on
Q: How long do I have to accept a placement in a charter school in New Mexico before my spot is given away.

My daughter was on a waitlist for a charter school in New Mexico. Her number came up. I received one email which I opened late, 12 hours after deadline to accept. All with I week if date email sent. Email received May 12. Opened May 18. Deadline May 17.

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