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Q: Do doctors excused absences fall under punishable offence with truancy?

My son is in kindergarten and has missed 9 days 6 of which were doctor excused noted and documents were sent to scool. With that being said can I the father still be turned in for truancy?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 3, 2018

No not truancy. But make a copy of each doctor's note before you give it to the school.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights, Education Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on

Q: I'm 16 y.o and I was wondering is it legal for my parents decide for me if I can go to public school or not?

They keep pushing the idea of me getting a G.E.D, which isn't fair to me at all because this is my life not their's. Their poor excuse is that I was messing up at my previous school, but I started to get it together right before I moved to where I am now which was the middle of the year. I know... Read more »

Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Mar 7, 2018

I admire you for your drive and ambition. I would tell them flat-out that you want to stay and school and finish. Make a deal with them that you can stay in school as long as you continue to make good grades and stay out of trouble. Good luck!

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1 Answer | Asked in Education Law, Employment Law and Libel & Slander for Louisiana on

Q: I am a teacher and was suspended for a facebook post that was unrelated to school.

This post was about a situation that occurred at 5:30 (after school hours) at my niece's dance gym. It had absolutely nothing to do with school. My principal thought it was about her and went to the school board after I told her it wasn't about her and requested a hearing and suspension until... Read more »

Charles Joseph Stiegler answered on Apr 10, 2017

This question depends on many factors, including whether you are a member of a union and what the school board policies are in your parish (I am assuming you are a public school teacher). You should contact a local employment lawyer quickly to act to preserve your job.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Education Law for Louisiana on

Q: Can I have my child's school vice principal arrested?

My daughter was grabbed, pinched, and dragged away by the viceprincipal of her high school for a nonviolent offense (having a travel cup).

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Oct 6, 2015

Probably not.

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Q: How do I go about to remove a under tutor whom mishandled my kids funds ?

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Sep 4, 2015

What is an under tutor? Did you mean trustee?

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