Joseph D. Allen's answer This is a much more complicated question than it appears. For some purposes, school board employees are state employees, and for other purposes they are local government employees. Maryland school boards are an odd hybrid- and the appellate courts are still struggling with how to classify them.
Ashley VanCleef's answer School systems are required to act upon reported acts of bullying. School systems have bullying forms posted on the websites and paper copies are available in the school buildings. This is the best way to document what is happening and to hopefully have administration swiftly take action.
If the school administration does not act on your report, you can escalate the concern to their supervisors at the central office level and to the Maryland State Department of Education....
A student who becomes a nonresident, because the parent(s) with whom the student resides move out of Howard County during the school year, may complete the current school year at the school in which the student is enrolled. Tuition may be assessed based on the following:
a. If the student becomes a nonresident prior to the fourth marking period, the student will be allowed to remain for the duration of that school...
Ashley VanCleef's answer If the student has not graduated with a diploma or obtained a GED, they can still attend school through the age of 21 as long as they are not 21 years old on the first day of the school year. There are many protections available for students with disabilities as well as those who can be considered homeless.
For short term suspensions, there are 3 basic elements required. 1. Notice of the offense being charged. 2. opportunity for the student to refute the charge. and 3. an explanation of the evidence supporting the charge.
For long term suspensions or an expulsion: 1. written notice of the charges, 2. full evidentiary hearing, 3. right to legal counsel or adult representation, 4. opportunity to present witnesses and evidence,...
Ashley VanCleef's answer It depends on who is holding the student and asking the question. School officials such as the principal may question and ask students to write statements related to school incidents.
Thomas Joseph Maronick Jr's answer It's a whole other ballgame as to what kids can bring to school. If the knife is illegal in general, then potentially YES if he is charged as an adult. It sounds like they are going to charge him as a juvenile which is not a jail situation but could be reform school or similar. In our practice of juvenile law, generally those cases work out favorably for the defendant compared with a criminal court.
Bennett James Wills' answer You should start by consulting your superiors. It doesn't seem like from this post you have grounds for a protective order. Or consult an attorney. More information is needed.
Bennett James Wills' answer If you're seriously interested in starting a training school, in any industry, you need to get a lawyer. Everything from possibly incorporating your business, to licensing, to partnership contracts, investor contracts, compliance, etc. Too much to go over to answer on a forum.
Marshall Jason Ray's answer You do not necessarily need a pro bono lawyer. What you should do is reach out to an attorney in your area for a private consultation. Many attorneys give free consultations. Moreover, many attorneys take cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that they are only paid a portion of any award or settlement that is obtained, and do not charge up front. A local attorney will be able to evaluate your specific situation and advise you whether you have an actionable case.
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