In Arkansas, there are several mechanisms to hold a school board member accountable for not following rules or policies, apart from a recall. These include filing a formal complaint with the school board or the district superintendent, which can initiate an internal investigation. If the behavior...View More
My boy friend went to a private Catholic school and was explaing to me the cruel unusual punishments they used. One was extremely alarming and I found to put him at danger. My boyfriend was staring outside during a thunder/rain storm and his teacher made him stand outside holding a metal rod. Do... View More
In situations where a private school may have subjected a student to potentially unsafe or cruel punishments, it's important to gather as much information as possible. Your boyfriend should document the details of the incident, including the date, time, location, the teacher involved, and any...View More
The rules and regulations regarding unpaid extra duty time for teachers in Arkansas can vary depending on the specific school district and employment contracts. In general, schools may require teachers to perform extra duties outside of their regular teaching hours, such as attending meetings,...View More
My principal stated that all certified staff are required to come in before our contracted hours and stay afterwards to supervise students for free. She also says that if we don’t, we will be written up for insubordination and that those of us with second jobs would have to make other... View More
I had signed my contract in May after the district said they would take it as a resignation for anyone that did not turn in a signed contract by the end of May 2021. I have kids to support so out of fear of unemployment I signed the contract. There were teachers resigning left and right. The... View More
Thanks and you should speak to an Arkansas employment and education law attorney. The Arkansas Teacher Fair Dismissal Act does provide some protections to teachers, and many districts will release teachers from their contracts under circumstances similar to the ones you identified. By working...View More
I stayed with the supposed victim for an extended period of time before openly admitting to law enforcement over phone contact of my welcomed return which was also my home,as I was the son and primary care provider to my mother in said household. Also, my mother is in irreversible dimentia. My... View More
Regardless if the contact is welcomed or not, a no contact order is a court order forbidding one to contact a certain person. Typically, a Judge views contact as contact regardless of the circumstances. However, a capable defense attorney should be able to bring the circumstances to the attention...View More
An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for five weeks. As a general matter, it's possible such a detail might not be addressed in many school policies or school district policies. You could check those policies, and another reference might be city council members or...View More
I am being wrongfully accused of something with little to no investigation into the event, the school is just believing what a parent is claiming and going off of that w/o my side of it. They consulted w/ their lawyer who determined that I was a liability so they are recommending termination.... View More
The question is a little confusing, but I am assuming that since there is no court order and you refer to a non-custodial parent, that the parents were never married. In Arkansas, the mother of a child born outside of wedlock automatically has custody of him or her. The father has to establish...View More
My son took mega death hot sauce to school and got suspended for 3 days for subversion because other teenagers tried it and got sick. I asked for the item back and the school said it was confiscated and used a police officer to stop me from taking it. My son did bring the hot sauce but did not... View More
Parents need not be present while school officials are asking questions of a student in most cases. However, if the questioning was by the police or your child was in police custody, constitutional protections may be triggered. You may want to consult a local criminal lawyer about the specific...View More
You should consult an education or criminal lawyer to discuss the specific details of your case. The answer to your question will depend on who did the questioning, how the questioning was conducted, whether the minor was in custody and the minor's mental capacity. The safeguards in place for...View More
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