Georgia Education Law Questions & Answers

Q: A teacher at a school yelled in my daughter face and my daughter pushed the teacher now they are pressing charges what..

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Education Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 4, 2019
David Edward Boyle's answer
Your daughter's case for battery will be in juvenile court where she likely only faces probation even if she is convicted. A more pressing outcome is that she will likely be suspended from school for 10 days and then expelled under the school's zero tolerance program. I would strongly encourage you to hire a lawyer to represent her.

Q: Where do I find Georgia regulations for education?

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law, Gov & Administrative Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 17, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
You google exactly as you have written there

Those are not Georgia

It is federal

CFR stands for Code of Federal Regulations

Q: My son is 18 years old,the school is refusing to allow him to transfer himself after he moved.Please help

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Education Law for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 15, 2018
Homer P Jordan IV's answer
Have you asked the school why they are withholding the transcripts? Start there to see what the problem is. Maybe he owes fines or needs to do something on that end before they release them. If they don't respond, try contacting the school district's main office to see if you can get assistance. Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

Q: Can I use my son's father's address for educational purposes only and still maintain primary custody?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Education Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jun 26, 2018
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer
This has more to do with the local school system than your court order. If the papers say you are the primary custodian, that is what they are going to go by. Notwithstanding this, if you lie and use his address, I think that if he were to modify it that this would give him some ammunition to say that you agree that your child would be better off living with him, in the school district where he resides.

Q: Hello, I wanted to know if I could sue a daycare for my son getting lice and having to cut his hair off.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Education Law, Health Care Law and Small Claims for Georgia on
Answered on May 22, 2018
Peter N. Munsing's answer
You would have to show they knew the other kid had lice. But yes, you could make a claim against them. However they may not be happy to have your youth in that daycare, so make alternate daycare plans. Contact a member of the Ga.Trial Lawyers Assn for your county--they give free consults.

Q: What to do when slanderd, restriction of education, assault

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Education Law and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Answered on May 16, 2018
David Edward Boyle's answer
You can file a law suit alleging slander. You will have to prove the teacher made an untrue statement and you suffered damages as a result. If you are in fact under investigation, that fact is true.

Q: Forced to withdraw child due to absences, medically related. District has sent letter about fine & jail. What do we do?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Education Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 13, 2018
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer
Bring the documents to an attorney to review with you. You may want to consider home school.

Q: Under The truancy law in GA, it states ages 6 to 16. Our child is 5 years old in Kindergaarten, would this still apply?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Education Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 2, 2018
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer
No, kindergarten is not mandatory. However, your child is ping ton fall behind if they don't go to school, sonic wouldn't recommend holding them out.

Q: What happens if a 18 year old student beats up a 16 year old student out of school??

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Criminal Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 31, 2018
Forrest Clinton Barbour's answer
Someone could be arrested for a multitude of charges.

Q: Can the school stop me from withdrawing my son?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Education Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
No one is going to be able to answer that question without reviewing your court orders.


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Q: If div parent in Georgia has the final say over education does that mean they school they go to if either parent moves?

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law, Divorce and Child Custody for Georgia on
Answered on Nov 1, 2017
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
There is no way to answer this question without reviewing your specific parenting plan.

Q: My son's school is rejecting him because he needs a shot but he is currently too old for the shot.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Education Law and Civil Rights for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 13, 2017
William Head's answer
The school has the right to protect other students and teachers. Unless there is a laboratory test that can confirm he was inoculated, to get them to accept it, then you have no right to force this issue.

Q: As a teacher, can I sue the school for required work that physically and permanently hurt me?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Education Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jun 1, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Contact a member of the Ga. Trial Lawyers Association that handles workers compensation. They give free consults. You can also check with your union. Injuries from a fight are covered. Problem with diabetes is last time I asked an expert (MD/Phd in Physiology) he said that anecdotally it's reported but no one has done a serious study on it so it is something that cannot be testified to under the standards governing expert opinions. But get the free consult.

Q: Dfcs tool my child because she was missing alot of school how can i get her back

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on May 29, 2017
Ellaretha Coleman's answer
DFCS should put you on a case plan for reunification. Follow the case plan to exactly. Work on fixing the issues that resulted in your child missing school.

Q: I got a ticket for possession of alcohol on school grounds but I only had a bottle that smelled like beer

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law, Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Answered on Apr 6, 2017
Kevin Shields' answer
While you were at a school, this is more of a criminal law question and are likely being charged under your state's criminal code. Once your case goes to court, you can present whatever evidence you have during a trial. It may be helpful to contact a local criminal lawyer about your individual facts.

Q: I am an elementary school administrator. I feel I have been harassed and bullied for several years by the same parent.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Education Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 12, 2017
Mitchell Feldman's answer
These facts alone do not provide enough information for a lawyer to provide you direct legal advice. Certainly you should seek out the assistance of the school board, its counsel and HR department. In addition, then, you should seek legal advice and set up a consultation with an attorney, but I suggest you do not make direct contact with this parent as that may make things more adversarial and be contrary to the school policies and procedures, which you need to follow. I'm sure your school...

Q: can bus drivers enforce kids 2 wear backpacks on the front of their bodies so it's more convenient for them to check tag

2 Answers | Asked in Education Law, Juvenile Law and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 21, 2016
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Not really a lawyer issue. Someone is saying the kids have to. That someone answers to a school board. The board is elected. Don't mourn, organize!

Q: The school has been withholding certain foods and drinks packed for her. Is this legal for them to do?

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law, Civil Rights, Juvenile Law and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 18, 2016
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Depends on their reason.If they don't have a doctor saying it's inappropriate, then you need to suggest that shouldn't they listen to what a doctor says?

Q: Thank you to give you more details. about the "good faith"

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Education Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jul 7, 2016
David Alan Wolf's answer
I am sorry to read about the rest of the details. Cases like this are quite challenging especially if the Defendant is a public school system. The four element of a case or claim are 1. Duty; 2. Breach of Duty; 3. Causation; and 4. Damages. All four elements must be linked together and established by the evidence. Furthermore, the foreseeability and preventability of an incident also come into play. You need to sit down with the attorney to discuss the planned course of action. If the...

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