Leon Matchin's answer Your best bet is to hire a private attorney to take the case to trial because sounds like the public defender's office doesn't feel that they want to spend their time taking your case to trial for whatever reason. If you have a budget for a private attorney then that's your best bet. Good luck!
Stuart Nachbar's answer If you had a cause of action, and I am not sure if you did, you needed to bring the action within 2 years of your 18th birthday. As you stated that you are 21, you have lost any action you might have had.
Stuart Nachbar's answer compulsory education law (N.J.S.A. 18A:38-28 through 31) requires all children between the ages of 6-16 to attend school. The attendance regulations (N.J.A.C. 6A:16-7.6), require each district board of education to develop, adopt and implement policies and procedures regarding the attendance of students, including the adoption of a definition of "unexcused absence" that counts towards truancy. While the regulations allow for the parent to be referred to municipal court for a truant child,...
Lori E. Arons' answer It is always difficult to answer questions without knowing a particular child's full profile, but children with disabilities are protected from disability discrimination under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act as well as the Americans with Disabilities Act. I recently handled a case where the student was going to be excluded from aftercare because of behavioral issues that are a manifestation of his disability, and we were able to get the school to provide a 1:1 aide for him during...
William N. Sosis' answer Provided you have no disability that prevents you from understanding your legal rights, you can move out at 18 (but you cannot consume any alcohol until you're 21). But you and your mom should seek family counseling first. Also talk to your grandmother before leaving home. She may be able to help resolve whatever issues you're having with your mom. Leaving home is a giant step involving problems you never anticipated.
Leonard R. Boyer's answer The school can change the rules when it sees fit to do so, as long as it is in compliance with State law. You need to see the handwriting on the wall and I'm sorry to tell you this, but you need to choose another field.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer Every parent, guardian or other person having custody and control of a child between the ages of six and 16 years shall cause such child regularly to attend the public schools of the district or a day school in which there is given instruction equivalent to that provided in the public schools for children of similar grades and attainments or to receive equivalent instruction elsewhere than at school. Thus apparent to the statute, the only argument appears to be that they are in school or under...
Stuart Nachbar's answer Unless you are emancipated by law, the school can make this a requirement. It prevents people (Seniors) from signing themselves out and missing school, and possibly jepordize graduation
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