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2 Answers | Asked in Education Law for Georgia on
Q: I would like to go to nursing school or have a professional lisence abling me to get out of poverty with my children. I

I have a florida grand theft withheld of adjudication from over 7 years ago. Ga now requires level 2 background checks. Is there any way I can be forgiven for my past so my kids future can be better

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw
answered on Jan 7, 2020

More information is needed before an accurate answer can be provided. It is best to contact an attorney who can assist you with the specifics of your case.

We are glad to assist you. Contact us whenever you are ready.

I wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770) 240-0922.

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1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for Georgia on
Q: What rights are violated for an IEP student that is being harassed & bullied by an educational professional?

Driver grabbed & pulled from his seat (others too), & yells at my child, humiliated, embarrassed, shamed, has had excessive/extreme behavioral "interventions" that are used for kids that are a threat to himself/others, Retaliated after a complaint by confronting child, told his... Read more »

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw
answered on Dec 13, 2019

Your circumstances are unfortunate. It is best to contact an Education Law Attorney to discuss the specifics of your circumstances. We are glad to assist you. Contact us whenever you are ready.

I wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770) 240-0922.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Education Law and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: My son is getting bullied and harassed in school. I talked to the principle and it is still continuing. can i press char

There is a gang in the school were my son is getting bullied and harrassed. The leader of the gang keeps approaching him with treats of gang jumping him and fighting. The leader is 13 and the members are 12 or so. Can i press charges against him and the school since i have had a meeting with them... Read more »

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw
answered on Dec 9, 2019

The short answer is yes. However, it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible to discuss the specifics of your case. We are more than glad to assist you. Contact us whenever you are ready.

I wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770) 240-0922.

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Traffic Tickets for Georgia on
Q: Can you get in trouble for a burnout (spinning tire) you did at a school on the weekend
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw
answered on Dec 9, 2019

The short answer is yes. It is best to consult an attorney who can assist you with the specifics of your case. We are glad to assist you. Contact us soon.

I wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770) 240-0922.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Education Law for Georgia on
Q: I teach K-5 music in GLynn Co. GA, teach reading in my planning time & begin early for traffic duty. Extended day pay?

I have been assigned morning and afternoon traffic duty at the same K-5 school for 10 years. I teach a school chorus afterschool one day per week. This year, under a new principal, my planning period was taken away and I am assigned to teach reading during my preparation time, told to do planning... Read more »

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw
answered on Nov 20, 2019

Without details about your school district's policy, as written in your employment contract, it is difficult to provide you with an accurate answer. It will be best to consult an attorney who can examine the facts of your case to determine your best course of action.

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2 Answers | Asked in Education Law for Georgia on
Q: I am 18 years old. Can I drop out of school without my parents permission.
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw
answered on Nov 13, 2019

Most school districts have a minimum age requirement. Since I am not sure what school district you are a student of, I am unable to provide you with an answer. Generally speaking, a student who has reached the age of 18 can withdraw without parental permission.

I encourage you to stay in...
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1 Answer | Asked in Education Law, Municipal Law and Public Benefits for Georgia on
Q: Is is legal for a PTA to auction off spots for cars in a "parent pick up line" ?

In an elementary school the parent pick up line starts to form more than 90 min before the students are released at the end of the day. The line is very long and the PTA has auctioned off the first two spots in the front of the line for the two parents (with the highest bid) to arrive anytime... Read more »

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw
answered on Nov 8, 2019

I don't hear anything illegal about what you have described. As long as the school's administration approves and there are no safety or traffic laws broken, the PTA can auction off those coveted spots. On the other hand, enforcement may prove interesting!

-The Upshaw Law Firm,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for Georgia on
Q: Does this law only influence teachers/ is there a law on lunch time allowance for students?

If a school gives you less than 30 minutes (as a student) for lunch period, is that illegal?

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw
answered on Nov 8, 2019

Sad to say: Yes! States have given schools great discretion and latitude, and your school can make their own lunch time rules. There's nothing illegal about that.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770) 240-0922 or (833)4UPSHAW.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Civil Rights and Education Law for Georgia on
Q: If I have parent consent, can i move out at 17?

I am starting college in January, but will be 17. The school is 45mins to an hour away so we are looking for my own place or a roommate who is 18+. Will my parents get introuble if they consent to it?

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on Aug 21, 2019

Until you are 18, you have to live where your parents say. If that's on a college campus or near the college and they are saying you can live there then there shouldn't be any issues. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Education Law for Georgia on
Q: Are you required to answer a teachers' question or could you refuse? Also, would they be allowed to punish for refusal?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 14, 2019

It could depend on the nature of the question. If the question is related to the class subject material, it is advisable to answer to the best of one's abilities.

Tim Akpinar

3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Education Law and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can I enroll in high school at 18 or without a legal guardian?

I'm moving out of my mom's house because of financial reasons. She can no longer support me while I finish high school so I'm moving in with family friends that can. They are in a different county but same state (Georgia) Can I (or they) legally enroll me in the high school there... Read more »

Kim Ebert
Kim Ebert
answered on Feb 25, 2019

The best source for an answer to this question and 1 that may be able to assist in any possible transition would be an appropriate official at the school, such as a counselor or administrative employee. The completion of a high school education is an extremely important step to success in life.... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Education Law for Georgia on
Q: A teacher at a school yelled in my daughter face and my daughter pushed the teacher now they are pressing charges what..

Do i do?? the report is wrong and i haven’t seen any evidence pretaining to the incident but we got a letter from the court stating that we have a appear in court pertaining to theses changes filed against my 11yr old daughter

David Edward Boyle
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David Edward Boyle
answered on Jan 4, 2019

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law, Gov & Administrative Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Georgia on
Q: Where do I find Georgia regulations for education?

For example, 34 CFR 668.22 for federal regulations for education.

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin
answered on Aug 17, 2018

You google exactly as you have written there

Those are not Georgia

It is federal

CFR stands for Code of Federal Regulations

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Education Law for Georgia on
Q: My son is 18 years old,the school is refusing to allow him to transfer himself after he moved.Please help

My sons guardian was my brother,who is having heart problems,my son now lives with me, since I did not enroll him,the school system of Forsyth County Ga, will not give my son his transcripts or me, so he can finish enrollment in another school,He has 3.5 GPA finishing 11th Grade only has 4credits... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on Aug 15, 2018

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... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Education Law for Georgia on
Q: Can I use my son's father's address for educational purposes only and still maintain primary custody?

My son's father recently moved here from Orlando. We both want him to be in a better school and never got what we wanted through the Choice Program or Administrative Placement. His residence is located in the district of our fourth and final choice. If I allow this to happen am I not only... Read more »

P. Justin Thrailkill
P. Justin Thrailkill
answered on Jun 26, 2018

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... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Education Law, Health Care Law and Small Claims for Georgia on
Q: Hello, I wanted to know if I could sue a daycare for my son getting lice and having to cut his hair off.

I have a 1 year old son who is in daycare. About 3 weeks ago my son had lice. I called the daycare and made them aware of the situation. My sons nurse informed me that he got the lice from another child in class when i called the daycare i asked had another child had lice. They informed me that... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on May 22, 2018

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Education Law and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Q: What to do when slanderd, restriction of education, assault

I’m in high school and theirs a ongoing investigation to see if I stole something or not. I did not steal the items I’m accused of. But my teacher is constantly telling students and other teachers that I’m a thief (isn’t that consistent slander?) because now people look at me differently.... Read more »

David Edward Boyle
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David Edward Boyle
answered on May 16, 2018

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Education Law for Georgia on
Q: Forced to withdraw child due to absences, medically related. District has sent letter about fine & jail. What do we do?

School is not zoned school. Recently obtained 504. She has a ongoing medical condition which is still not diagnosed properly. She has several dr appts and notes from all. She only misses school when sick. Child is not behind in work or grades. She is 5 and in kindergarten. We were sent a letter... Read more »

P. Justin Thrailkill
P. Justin Thrailkill
answered on Feb 13, 2018

Bring the documents to an attorney to review with you. You may want to consider home school.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Education Law for Georgia on
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?
P. Justin Thrailkill
P. Justin Thrailkill
answered on Feb 2, 2018

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.

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