Religious colleges in Fort Washington, Maryland, can create separate bylaws from their articles of incorporation. To do this, they should review their current bylaws, form a committee of key stakeholders, draft the new bylaws, and seek legal counsel for compliance. Once approved by the governing...View More
CPS was involved because there was a witness who reported the teacher. Now the teacher filed a claim to juvenile courts saying it was my son who assaulted her. My son has autism, adhd and mod to severe intellectual disability. I need help to fight this.
Hopefully this occured around some typical peers or other witnesses who can speak to what actually occurred. You need to get statements from those individuals ASAP and get them to commit to appear at the evidentiary hearing. Merely having a written statement will often not work as that is...View More
I am a teacher. A student came to me in the last 15 minutes of the day and asked to go to the nurse and said that she thinks she hurt her arm at recess (we had just come in). The student’s demeanor did not appear to be stressed/hurting and there were no obvious indications of trauma. No... View More
I understand your concern. I think your chances of real liability here approach zero. First, your response was reasonable. The student's behavior and lack of visible symptoms could have led you to believe that the injury was not severe. Second, it is extremely unlikely that treating these...View More
I sent my daughter with a CO2 (carbon dioxide) monitor to school to check the ventilation level of her classroom. Is there some legal reason to have obtained permission from the school to record this kind of information (no audio or video, or any identifying information was ever recorded)? (There... View More
County Boards of Education set the rules on what electronic devices are allowed to be brought onto school campus. This is not a wiretapping issue as it does not concern collection of communications between humans.
The other parent and I were recently in a custody battle. While my child was at this daycare/center academy, the facility forwarded my emails asking about my child's progress and wellbeing to the other parent. They then used those emails as evidence against me in court (nothing negative was... View More
Unless you had sole legal custody at the time your child was in daycare and the emails were sent, or there was some contractual agreement covering confidentiality of communications, both parents would have access to their child's records at daycare. Even then, that would not prohibit an...View More
I enrolled and registered my two children to attend Annandale Christian School, (ACS), Laurel for 2021/22 School year in March which I have subsequently canceled in July. However ACS has invited my attention to a clause in the contract which was not properly explained to me at the time of signing... View More
This forum is not designed for direct solicitation for hiring lawyers, but you are free to search the site to locate a lawyer and then contact that lawyer to discuss potential engagement of ther services. As for your specific issue, the Maryland Court of Appeals addressed an almost identical...View More
I am sure the college has some procedures and rules in place for handling disciplinary matters, if this is being handled as a school disciplinary or expulsion matter. If campus police are involved, then it is a criminal matter that will be handled through the local prosecutor's office in...View More
I was a high school teacher and created about 50 powerpoint lessons in the school's drive. The school locked me out and will not share my powerpoint lessons. I am of course very upset over this. I spent days on one powerpoint alone. The school would not suffer any harm by sharing my lessons... View More
You may find this article informative on the subject, although it does not address any special statutory or other law in Maryland that may vary from the basic principal that a work made in the course and within the scope of employment generally belongs to the employer:...View More
I have not looked up the statute or regulations on this subject, but assuming your understanding of the law is correct, I would think directing your complaint to the Maryland State Department of Education would be the route to go, as well as possibly raising the issue with your local Maryland State...View More
You request a trial by filling in and mailing the request form portion of the ticket located on the lower right side of the sheet. Check the “trial” box, not the “waiver hearing.” If the officer does not show, you’ll be found not guilty. If they show, you plead not guilty and tell your...View More
5 documented cases of events like spitting in my sons lunch, hitting him with a chair, slamming a door in his face and punching him in the face. all documented cases show the same child instigated an unprovoked attack on my son. at no time did my son provoke or even respond.
Bullying should be taken very seriously by schools. It is important to report and document the bullying on the school bullying and reporting forms. The laws vary by states but Federal guidance can be found here...View More
This is a much more complicated question than it appears. For some purposes, school board employees are state employees, and for other purposes they are local government employees. Maryland school boards are an odd hybrid- and the appellate courts are still struggling with how to classify them.
My children currently attend in a Middle school in Howard County. I am trying to keep them there until the end of the school year. Is that possible? They asked for tuition if I stay. I know that the school was received tuition for my children at the beginning of this school year, though.
HCPSS Policy 9000 explains how tuition is assessed as follows:
A student who becomes a nonresident, because the parent(s) with whom the student resides move out of Howard County during the school year, may complete the current school year at the school in which the student is enrolled....View More
School systems are required to act upon reported acts of bullying. School systems have bullying forms posted on the websites and paper copies are available in the school buildings. This is the best way to document what is happening and to hopefully have administration swiftly take action....View More
For short term suspensions, there are 3 basic elements required. 1. Notice of the offense being charged. 2. opportunity for the student to refute the charge. and 3. an explanation of the evidence supporting the charge.
If the student has not graduated with a diploma or obtained a GED, they can still attend school through the age of 21 as long as they are not 21 years old on the first day of the school year. There are many protections available for students with disabilities as well as those who can be considered...View More
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