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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Education Law, Federal Crimes and Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: Can I sue a local school district for poisoning my food as a child? I might have proof of substance abuse.

Well, as a child growing up, I really didn't have too much serious health issues in which alerted me even more. My dreams were to be an athlete and play in the percussion section in my school Band. My basketball ball dreams were crushed not only because how expensive the gear and fee's... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 10, 2021

A Louisiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. As a general observation, based on your description, it looks like it would be a difficult case. You're talking about gastrointestinal and muscle spasm symptoms, some of which were of a fleeting nature.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Education Law for Louisiana on
Q: Are teachers mandated to submit lesson plans while out on sick leave?
J. Heath Dillon
J. Heath Dillon answered on Oct 4, 2020

A public school system administration (principal / assistant principal, etc) generally is not violating any law by requiring a teacher to submit lesson plans for days the teacher is out on sick leave.

If the teacher feels that this requirement is not being applied consistently and that...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Education Law for Louisiana on
Q: Do teachers have to catheterize a student if they are not comfortable or scared to do so?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 14, 2020

An Louisiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a general matter nationwide, if a teacher or teacher's aide has been trained in the procedure and parental permission in on file, they could be required - but a Louisiana employment attorney could offer... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Education Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: outside agency counselor to see my son after an email stated to stop .

My son attends the school in our area. When asked verbally to stop services from an outside agency the school counselor stated she misunderstood. There was a conference call shortly after this incident stating again I did not want an outside counselor agency coming to the school to see my son. The... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 22, 2020

Put it in a fax to the agency, school board & outside agency to cease.

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for Louisiana on
Q: What are the minutes for each subject in a Louisiana elementary school?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 30, 2019

This is something that an educational administrator would probably know better than an attorney would. One option might be to contact the Louisiana Department of Education or a superintendent in the school district. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Education Law, Libel & Slander and Sexual Harassment for Louisiana on
Q: Can multiple students report an incident of hazing as a group?

We reported an incident of hazing and bullying as a group at my university. The school ignored the complaints until we demanded meetings with the deans about other issues, then we were finally permitted to report the hazing

Now, the school refuses to treat the victims as a collective group.... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Aug 14, 2019

You can do whatever you want

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Criminal Law, Education Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
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
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.... Read more »

Douglas Lee Bryan
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... Read more »

Charles Joseph Stiegler
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
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Oct 6, 2015

Probably not.

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for Louisiana on
Q: How do I go about to remove a under tutor whom mishandled my kids funds ?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Sep 4, 2015

What is an under tutor? Did you mean trustee?

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