Rhode Island Education Law Questions & Answers

Q: I go to boarding school and I am 18 years old. Can the school restrict use of tobacco products off campus by punishment?

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jan 11, 2018
Neville Bedford's answer
Most likely yes, read the boarding contract carefully.

Q: Can a student that has been formally accelerated (skipped a grade) and passed classes be retained (held back)?

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Aug 21, 2016
Neville Bedford's answer
Contact an attorney practicing in education law to review your documents, and plans, to help come up with a plan.

Q: What is the legal age to drop out of high school in Rhode Island?

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Juvenile Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on May 28, 2016
Neville Bedford's answer
Technically, it is not legal to drop out of school at any age as the law provides for mandatory attendance - with few exceptions.

Q: In Rhode Island in public high school once you turn 18, do you have adult rights in school or school related activities.

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Juvenile Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Mar 31, 2016
Neville Bedford's answer
It depends on what type of rights you are alluding to ...

Q: Rules on students getting in trouble for posting things on social media

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Mar 16, 2016
Neville Bedford's answer
Check the school policy manual. if you find it to encroach on constitutionality protected speech, enlist the services of a licensed attorney to assist you ion pressing these rights and voiding the offending policy, if any.

Q: Did my daughter break the law by recording a public school teaching session?

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Dec 16, 2015
Neville Bedford's answer
see: http://www.golocalprov.com/news/anyone-can-tape-you

Q: Can a school district tell parents that parental rights are "open to interpretation" in regards to parcc testing?

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Aug 24, 2015
Neville Bedford's answer
A consultation with a local attorney specializing in Education Law would be an excellent place to start.

Q: Was the final decision unanimous or split in Brown vs Board of Education?

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Feb 25, 2013
Neville Bedford's answer
unanimous

http://www.oyez.org/cases/1950-1959/1952/1952_1

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