Michael David Siegel's answer To whom do you owe the money? If the school, write a letter denying the debt, and wait to be sued. If the Higher Education Authority or USDOE, then check your credit report and see how it is reflected and reach out to them.
Michael David Siegel's answer Does he have an IEP? If yes, what does it say? If not, you need to have him evaluated for disability services. You can do it privately, or request that the school do it for free.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer Great question. Private schools might operate via contracts and consent forms. Public schools operate under statutory law, and in NY the age of majority is 18. Thus technically, absent a consent waiver to communicate with others, public school administration and faculty should be communicating only with the adult student about school records. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as...
Peter N. Munsing's answer 90 days from then. There may be exceptions--if you are over the time limit but they were aware of it you may have an out. Contact a member of the NYState Trial Lawyers Assn in your county immediately--as in today! They give free consults.
Also see: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/sss/pps/educationalneglect/
"Per Part One of Article 65 of the New York State Education Law, Section 3205(1)(c), the following age requirements apply:
A child must attend full time instruction from the first day school is in session in September if he/she turns six years old on or before the first day of December of that school year. Please note: The school year...
Michael David Siegel's answer If you are looking for a New York license, you need to follow the requirements. A "school" can be unregulated, like a religious school that meets on weekends. But if you are looking for the school to satisfy the education requirement that kids be in school, you need State licensing.
Timur Akpinar's answer It can possibility involve elements of both types of law. A starting point could be a consultation with an attorney who could examine the promises or representations made by the school and their legitimacy. But these types of matters could possibly involve extensive discovery, which could be costly. Therefore, it would be advisable to consider the costs of such an action and the prospects for a favorable outcome.
Peter N. Munsing's answer You have an unsafe workplace. If your union won't do anything about it I suggest you contact a member of the NYState Trial Lawyers Assn who handles employment issues. You may have to try a number. Try the National Employment Law Project: https://www.nelp.org/
As they are a Legal Services backup center they can't give you much advice but they do have "cooperating attorneys" who handle cases they cannot handle because of the statutes that govern them--ask for "cooperating attorneys ' in...
Aubrey Claudius Galloway's answer This is exactly the type of situation where we are often hired on a small initial hourly retainer (atty = $180.00/hr and paralegal = $75.00/hr) of like $320 and we simply solve the issue for you. If it ends up in litigation you can get attorneys fees back, but I bet a few phone calls a letters and you WILL RECEIVE CREDIT FOR THAT CLASS.
The law is clear that among all accredited US colleges and universities as well as high school that "a 1.0/4.0, or a D in letter form, demonstrates...
Michael David Siegel's answer You must take this seriously. Download the school handbook to understand the procedure for appealing this issue. Make sure you save all work and documents that support your case.
Michael David Siegel's answer Under current law, the principal actually has full discretion to make this decision. Call the district superintendent's office to see if you can get the decision reversed.
Andrew S. Tabashneck's answer In New York, there are a number of harassment laws. Generally such laws prohibit a wide array of activities intended to harass, annoy, threaten, or alarm people.
If this 19 year old is threatening and engaging in behavior that would cause a reasonable person to feel annoyed, then at the very least, one of the less serious charges of harassment would apply. It is difficult to determine which level of harassment applies to this situation because of the lack of facts. For instance,...
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