Indiana Education Law Questions & Answers

Q: If I have an expunged misdemeanor, do I need to say yes for the question, "have you been convicted of a misdemeanor" ?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law and Education Law for Indiana on
Answered on Jan 8, 2018
Andrew L. Bennett's answer
If the case is truly expunged and no just dismissed then you do not need to tell anyone about your case with limited exceptions. You may want to check mycase.in.gov to confirm your case has truly been expunged.

Q: can a school district be held liable for injuries suffered by a student off of school premises or after hours

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Personal Injury for Indiana on
Answered on Oct 24, 2017
Chase T Wilson's answer
In some situations, yes. More information would need to be acquired to know if your situation is one of those.

Q: Can the school force us to stand during the pledge of allegiance?

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Constitutional Law for Indiana on
Answered on Apr 16, 2017
Paul Stanko's answer
The Vice Principal should discuss his policy with the school attorney. If you do get "written up", consult an attorney. While it seems futile to protest the election after the fact, that does not deprive you of the right to peacefully express yourself politically.

Q: What can be done about my son feeling intimidated and anxious by a teacher that violated another students rights?

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Indiana on
Answered on Apr 16, 2017
Paul Stanko's answer
If you have complaints about a public school teacher, take it up with the school board.

Q: I recently had to withdraw from school due to not being able to pay for it.

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law, Collections and Consumer Law for Indiana on
Answered on Apr 14, 2017
Alexander Florian Steciuch's answer
No, you are the hook for your student loans even if you did not complete your degree. You aren't paying the school at this point you are paying the loan provider. The school already got their money. If payment is an issue you can work with your student loan provider to get onto an income based repayment plan.

Q: Hello I am doing a project about free college tuition. Can you help me find any statutes, etc. in regards to my topic.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Education Law for Indiana on
Answered on Oct 27, 2016
Paul Stanko's answer
There is no "right" to free college tuition in Indiana, or under the US Constitution. I can't speak to other states.

Q: My back ground history has some misdomenors does my charges effort for my work history for the decions to go to school

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for Indiana on
Answered on Jul 5, 2011
Terrence Rubino's answer
the misdemeanors in your background may or may not affect whether an employer hires you. alot depends on what those misdemeanors are, how long ago, what the job is that you are appying for and importantly the present skills and work ethic you now offer. for example, a truck company that is hiring a truck driver by federal law can only properly hire a driver that is qualified by reason of his experience and training to safely operate a truck. multiple moving violations in the recent past might...

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