My daughter is in middle school in Washington state. She went to school today wearing some wedged boots forgetting that today was PE. When she entered the gym both teachers surrounded her and belittled her. They also made her hold her hand out and slapped the back of her hand. Do I have any... Read more »
answered on Sep 22, 2022
A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. I'm sorry this happened to your daughter. From the situation you describe, it's possible evidence could be of a fleeting nature in terms of video recordings or eyewitness recollection. You could reach out... Read more »
My son is 12 year old with disabilities. We live in Washington state. The district sent my son to residential school in New York I was concerned with his safety. The district here in Washington state agreed for him to come home and finish school here. The day he got back to Washington everything... Read more »
answered on Jun 23, 2022
This is a complex question that requires additional information. There are circumstances where a school district can force a placement but the parent then has the option of filing for due process or revoking special education services. Depending on the circumstances, I'm often able to... Read more »
My high school won’t let me graduate because they don’t want to clear credits I didn’t obtain due to a chronic medical condition. Help please.
answered on May 30, 2022
A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. If the school's conditions are in compliance with federal and state education requirements, they would likely be considered lawful. Attorneys could meaningfully advise on that after reviewing the situation... Read more »
The school was in Washington state and I was paid for being the mascot. I told them about it and had to stop working after I got a child’s skin infection from the suit.
answered on May 8, 2020
A Washington attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. Unfortunately, this looks like it would be a tough case. When you say "years," that raises concerns about statute of limitations issues. That aside, if other mascots did not suffer similar reactions to the... Read more »
answered on Dec 26, 2018
That sounds like a possible violation of WA State law re: allowing transgender people to use public restrooms. More details are necessary to... Read more »
a college im attending has mis handled my federal funds to the point of it causing me to fail my cklasses its been over two months and they wont disburse my money or even give me access to it
answered on Dec 26, 2018
It depends on what you mean by mishandled. If they violated laws re: the disbursements, that's one thing. If they are refusing to release to you your funds for valid reasons such as non-enrollment, that's a different story. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of... Read more »
answered on Aug 29, 2018
Do you have reason to believe that the bus driver or school or school district was aware your son was molested by the other child?
Nothing is being done. What can we do to stop the bullying.
answered on Jun 28, 2018
What is the nature of the bullying? Please provide more detail. Thank you.
answered on Feb 25, 2018
As a parent, guardian or advocate, you have a legal right to request that your public school evaluate your child for special education. Federal law, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act as amended in 2004 (IDEA), gives you that right. States are obligated “identify, locate, and... Read more »
School has not made any reports when my son and I have complained about bullying, they said they would move the other students but have not done so, and another school did not follow the IEP the year before.
answered on Jan 11, 2018
Regarding the bullying issue you could file a formal Harassment, Intimidation Bullying (HIB) complaint with the District.
Depending on the nature of the bullying and the District's failures you may have a viable negligence or Section 504 lawsuit against the District.
If the... Read more »
My sons dad is trying to get out of paying for daycare unless they prorate cuz he misses 5 days. He is now 2 months behind in daycare.
answered on Aug 3, 2017
There's no law that I'm aware of. You look at the terms of the contract you signed and agreed to. If the contract says prorate, you prorate. If the contract says it's a fixed rate regardless of days missed, you pay in full. If the contract is silent, there's a decent... Read more »
answered on Jul 11, 2017
Like all other states, Washington State has a compulsory attendance law. For Washington, children from 8 - 18 must attend school with few exceptions.
if I call my daughters school can I record conversation of their office employee who lies about prior conversations and has caused problems but her supervisor didn't believe you before so you will be able to prove it? (Can't say it is being recorded because then she won't speek... Read more »
answered on Jul 11, 2017
No. Pursuant to RCW 9.73.030, you may not record your conversation with the office employee without her consent. RCW 9.73.030 does, however, offer a caveat:
"Where consent by all parties is needed pursuant to this chapter, consent shall be considered obtained whenever one party has... Read more »
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