Asking for a friend, their phone was taken and searched to remove a video containing a school fight that was happening. They first took their phone and then my friend grabbed their phone back and started arguing with the Assistant Principle. Was this justified or should there be farther actions... Read more »
The 4th amendment has nothing to do with this since it wasn't law enforcement who took the phone. When you are a student in a school - even a public school - you do not have the same constitutional protections you otherwise would have outside of school. Schools can set policies and confiscate...Read more »
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?
A MIchigan attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. There probably is case law, but maybe not on the level of specificity described in your post. You might find a greater level of detail in standard operating procedures for the district or the school - manuals for...Read more »
Possibly. Does your child have an IEP? Have you requested your child be evaluated for services? Has the school provided all services? Those are more pressing questions at this time. A school generally has no interest in holding a child back arbitrarily.
Michigan: Parents divorced, both parents have joint legal custody, Mom removed children from school district (and moved 20 miles away) without permission from Father or from court, Court ordered children to be returned, Father reestablished residency within school district and has court order for... Read more »
The part about you "reestablishing residency" confuses me and may be an issue here. You should flush that out with your attorney. Given the history you have with the school, it should come as no surprise that they are not bending over backward to accommodate you. Are they legally right?...Read more »
Worked for these schools for 2 years,75% of which was during the pandemic. No deep cleaning, no change in filtration/hvac, no basic CDC protocols-the community here is small, rural, and don't believe covid exists. I am 100% sure they will not accommodate her needs. How can she take a test... Read more »
Does your child have a 504 or IEP? Those are the mechanisms that trigger accommodations. Otherwise, you're going to need to make the choice between taking the exam under the conditions they offer, not take the exam and fight that battle with school admin / school board over the resulting...Read more »
my senior in high school has been virtual since late October, and all of last year as our schools don't follow CDC protocols. She has severe anxiety and physical health problems. She's pretty much an A student, but needs to take a couple midterm exams. This time they want to force her... Read more »
You - or more accurately, your granddaughter's parent - can contact the police. What ultimately happens is determined by the prosecutor's office. They may determine that this is a school issue and should be left up to the school.
Adding to Mr. Geers response. MCL 380.1307b together with 380.1312 is part of the prohibition on corporal punishment. And a person who has allegedly been subjected to the wrongful act, would likely raise these statutes in their civil complaint.
My son's school announced last year (before his Jr. year) that they would begin weighting courses on a 5.0 scale but would not retroactively weight the prior years for students (he took adv. & excell. courses then - as school pushed). Rather than begin this new system for the in-coming... Read more »
My sons teacher is intentionally shaming, humiliating and ostracizing him socially. She would not allow him to sit in a chair like the rest of the class and was forced to stand or sit on floor. Today she forced him to stand in hallway she refuses to give him class work and then punishes him for not... Read more »
Can you file a complaint? Absolutely? Is it illegal? Probably not. I'm assuming you've tried to resolve these issues with the teacher already. Your next step should be to the principal, and that communication should be along the lines of "I talked to the teacher of March 5th about my...Read more »
My son is ADHD and ODD. I have changed doctors due to the doctor not willing to try a different medication. I am now trying to get in to see a child psychiatrist. Every time he goes to school I get an email asking when he has therapy and when they may consider putting him on medication. It has been... Read more »
Teachers and school administration cannot require you to put your child on prescription medication. It is okay for the teacher to let you know what they see in the classroom with respect to behaviors, etc. However, if the teacher is that concerned that she is calling you daily, and your son is...Read more »
Assuming you mean joint legal custody, then yes, you would need the father's consent to any major education changes. Have you discussed this with him? If not, and if in fact you are charged with truancy, you run the risk of being on the wrong end of a custody change.
Your's would be a novel case, I'm sure. I'm unaware of any "right" a student has to earn a degree with a specific name. You'd perhaps have more of a leg to stand on if, for instance, you were enrolled in a bachelor's degree program, and the school decided to no...Read more »
Our school offers both f2f and virtual. After 6 weeks, it is clear the Virtual platform is not meeting my students needs. My student has an IEP. I Have requested my student return to f2f but have been told I have to wait until the end of the first trimester (end and of November).
Good question, that unfortunately, I don't believe there is a solid answer. I would suggest, as is often the case with school law, that your advocacy will matter. If necessary, the issue should be addressed with the district's special education coordinator or equivalent, or the school board.
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