Look for a an attorney near you who is a member of The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc. (COPAA). Their members work to protect the legal and civil rights of and secure excellence in education on behalf of tens of thousands of students with disabilities and their families. Without...View More
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...View More
Minor party is currently enrolled in Online school. Has been since COVID put all kids out in March/April 2020. He is now almost done with his 6th grade year and is struggling. He has not retained any information. Constantly behind on assignments. Mom does not stay on top of him in regard to his... View More
You do not mention the legal status between you and mom. Are you married? Divorced? Never married? Step one is to look at the court order, if one exists, regarding responsibility for the child. School is an issue covered by "shared parental responsibility." If the parents cannot agree...View More
My daughter goes to a Miami-Dade public school and participates in a magnet/academy w/in the school. Last weekend there was a school trip where girls were caught vaping. The girls that were caught in turn claim that my daughter was doing the same thing and that she threw out a vape pen in the... View More
It is incorrect to say that "there is absolutely no proof"; another student's word IS proof (or evidence). As you indicate, "It is their word against hers". So, it depends on who they believe. If the school's rules and regulations allow suspension or expulsion for...View More
And became trustees of my settlement. I lost my right foot it was screwed and bolted on and I had 4 back surgery since then. I never got a penny. My dad has property and Maks $ of me now while I'm on SSD AND FOOD STAMPS. WHAT CAN I DO
Because you were a minor at the time, someone(s) had to be trustee(s) until you would turn 18, unless some other legal arrangement was made for them to be trustees until a later age. In the meantime, the trustees had the duty to spend the money for your benefit, so the first issue is: did they do...View More
As her parent, I cannot access her grades or the County Parent Portal, based on the school's misreading of my divorce decree and hearsay information from the other parent. The parent plan contains standard information sharing for the divorce.
Perhaps, but it would probably be much more efficient, economical, and quick to explain to the school what the divorce decree provides. Or if all else fails apply to the court which issued the decree a specific order regarding the matter.
Child’s mother is listed as the primary parent on the plan and currently have an account with the district regarding the child’s education enrollment but has neglected to submit any application to be enrolled into primary school. She is located in a different county than myself and my wife.... View More
So students in my class were told by another student that they have to write a report about me. The students were told that the college staff authorized them to do so and such reports were used against me in a school hearing. So is it legal for a college administrator to authorize a student to... View More
I don't understand how a student could, allegedly, "force" other students to write such a report. In any event, if the report contains defamatory allegations about you, it might be possible for you to sue the author of the report, and possibly the college and the students who...View More
I am in a 2-year, 4 semester program at my state college. During admission and acceptance into the program, it was stated in the handbook that we needed a 75% "C" to pass each semester. During the beginning of my 3rd semester, the director of the program decided to change it to 78%... View More
Recently graduated from esthetics school in Florida but it was the worst experience I've ever had. One of the things we can be taught is a Brazilian wax where all of the last but are waxed. I was the demo for my instructor and during the wax, she kept making comments along the lines “oh look... View More
My vaccinated friend caught COVID-19, spread from an unvaccinated student, his next-door dorm neighbor. They have isolation dorms specifically to quarantine people and promised reservations for those who were vaccinated. The rooms are all full because they gave them to anyone who got sick instead... View More
Your friend's rights largely depend on the terms and conditions agreed to when signing up to reside in the dorm. He therefore must schedule a consultation with an attorney and present all relevant writings for review. He can click on the Justia "Find a Lawyer" tab up top or contact...View More
It was to be placed in the school's chapel which it was. The school built a new chapel and the stain glass window remained in the old chapel which is now used for a study hall. Can my family ask for the window since it no longer is where it was specified to be placed.
My name is and I have a couple questions regarding my current and future living situation. I will be 18 soon but will still be a senior in high school, can I leave my parents house when I turn 18, or would I have to wait until I graduate to move out. My parents are both mentally and physically... View More
I have no idea what MFT means. If you took it in New Jersey, I would guess you should ask you question in Justia > Ask a Lawyer > New Jersey. If you mean "Marriage and Family Therapist"(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_therapy#Licensing_and_degrees), it would be a state exam.
I’ve submitted an email requesting a leave of absence and attempted to get a deferral from the lender which they declined. Now I would like to re-enroll and they are denying me a chance to finish the program until I pay I pay off the current balance, the lender also increased the amount that I... View More
Whether it is ethical or it is breach of contract, you must revisit the agreement you signed with the school when you first enrolled. You should bring a copy of the agreement and consult an experienced contract attorney.
I assume you mean rules applying ONLY to acts on school grounds, as such restrictions on acts OUTSIDE of school, with penalties for noncompliance, likely would be unconstitutional. For on-campus activity, there are all kinds of rules for decorum purposes that would withstand constitutional...View More
I’m a high school student in Florida. My teachers are saying that theyre going to require webcams and record us because of online learning. As someone who values their privacy, this is very concerning to me. Is this legal?
While it's generally not legal in Fla. to audio-record someone without their consent, I imagine that the school has made your consent (or your parents' consent on your behalf) a condition of attending the school.
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