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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Education Law for Missouri on
Q: Son is in college. How do we "formally" request his transcripts to verify he is taking the hours he is required to take?

We want to be sure he is meeting the required hours and grades for us to continue to pay support to his mother. I read that we needed to "formally" request transcripts and enrollment to verify these things, however there was no description of what a "formal request" is. In accordance with Missouri... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Feb 3, 2020

Your question was posted in the Oklahoma Section. You should post your question in the Missouri forum so you can get answers from attorneys licensed in that state.

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for Missouri on
Q: Can a teacher tie grades to a fundraising assignment in a public school?

My son was not successful in raising the assigned $150 for his Missouri public school newspaper. Upon receiving his report card, he noticed this was a heavily weighted part of his grade (1 point for every dollar raised). So much so that his grade dropped an entire GPA. I enquired with a few... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 19, 2020

You raise a valid point. But the school would probably argue that it was not taking money, but basing performance on raising funds for a project. The other parents may have seen the dilemma and decided it would be easier to simply pay the money and be done with it. The problem is that it would cost... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law, Child Support and Juvenile Law for Missouri on
Q: Im 15yr,& i left school without my parents permission for 2 hrs for my bsf funeral, i came back can they send me to BCA?

It was maybe 2 hrs but i came back to school

Lydia Seifner
Lydia Seifner answered on Nov 4, 2019

I'm not sure what BCA is supposed to be, but your parents are allowed to discipline you for leaving school without their permission if they so choose.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Education Law and Small Claims for Missouri on
Q: can I sue my private highschool for not protecting me against racial aggression, bullying, and hate?

I was bullied and terrorized horribly my senior year of high school for being African American, received threats, and more. My private high school did absolutely nothing on my behalf, or anything to protect me. Do I have the right to sue them? I have since then developed chronic depression and... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Sep 26, 2019

If we wrote no, would you abandon this?

If you wrote yes, then you would need to contact a local lawyer.

So since you will not abandon it, then contact a local lawyer for a consultation

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Education Law for Missouri on
Q: School trying to get me to confess to an fight. fight = class e felony. School refused to let me leave or have a parent.

A bunch of reports from an kid and his friends said that I was threatening to fight him and the new law from 2017 says fighting/bullying can result in a class e felony. When I was pulled in I was cooperative and then was told that legal actions will be taken place. I told the principle Im not going... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Apr 7, 2018

Speak with your parents and let them assist you, even if it means getting an attorney. It’s good that you didn’t say anything incriminating.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Education Law and Libel & Slander for Missouri on
Q: What type of lawyer is best to represent a student in a matter in question at a University?

After reading, it looks like Education Lawyers represent more the institutions rather than families or students. We are in need of a lawyer that can strongly represent the student in a matter with student vs. a University. What type of lawyer are we looking for?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 5, 2016

Look for a member of the Mo. Trial Lawyers Association that represents students.Most of those will handle hs injry/special ed type situations. If it's a disciplinary type issue then you need someone that handles those issues.

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Immigration Law for Missouri on
Q: Status CPT : got H1B RFE, may be causes change of status 'COS' denied.

Status CPT : got H1B RFE, may be causes "denial of status transfer"

I am working on CTP, i20 expires 19-Dec-2015. I got picked for H1B this April. I got RFE (issues 17-Aug-2015, RFE final date 17-Nov-2015) on my F1, One thing may cause “Denial of status transfer”. According to RFE he... Read more »

Shan Dimitris Potts
Shan Dimitris Potts answered on Oct 9, 2015

If your H1B is approved but your COS is denied you can go back to your country get your H1B stamped on your passport and come back to the US and start working. If your H1B is denied you will have to start a new petition. All the best.

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