I am mot sure what documents I am signing that my school is sending me while I am actively in the process of finding a lawyer to help with a violation of my ADA. Can I hold off on any further signing and would I be dropped from school for this
If you're in the process of filing a complaint against your school for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and are unsure about the documents your school is asking you to sign, it's generally advisable to refrain from signing until you fully understand their content and...View More
Teenager felt sick at school so they decided to search her. Another day she passed out. School decided to search her again and both times they asked if she was doing drugs. They had already been informed that she hasn't been eating like she should due to others saying she was fat. She only... View More
In Washington state, public schools have the authority to search students if there are reasonable grounds for suspecting that the search will yield evidence that the student has violated or is violating either the law or the rules of the school. However, the scope of the search must be reasonably...View More
I am seeking urgent legal advice regarding a complex situation involving a university student with an active 504 Plan. Despite the plan's provisions, the university fails to accommodate the student's ADHD effectively due to platform limitations unbeknownst to the student during the... View More
Given the complex circumstances surrounding the student's dismissal and the potential violations of their rights under the 504 Plan, it is advisable to seek legal counsel promptly. The failure of the university to effectively accommodate the student's disability, compounded by their...View More
My daughter is in middle school in Washington state. She went to school today wearing some wedged boots forgetting that today was PE. When she entered the gym both teachers surrounded her and belittled her. They also made her hold her hand out and slapped the back of her hand. Do I have any... View More
A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. I'm sorry this happened to your daughter. From the situation you describe, it's possible evidence could be of a fleeting nature in terms of video recordings or eyewitness recollection. You could reach out...View More
My son is 12 year old with disabilities. We live in Washington state. The district sent my son to residential school in New York I was concerned with his safety. The district here in Washington state agreed for him to come home and finish school here. The day he got back to Washington everything... View More
This is a complex question that requires additional information. There are circumstances where a school district can force a placement but the parent then has the option of filing for due process or revoking special education services. Depending on the circumstances, I'm often able to...View More
A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. If the school's conditions are in compliance with federal and state education requirements, they would likely be considered lawful. Attorneys could meaningfully advise on that after reviewing the situation...View More
A Washington attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. Unfortunately, this looks like it would be a tough case. When you say "years," that raises concerns about statute of limitations issues. That aside, if other mascots did not suffer similar reactions to the...View More
It depends on what you mean by mishandled. If they violated laws re: the disbursements, that's one thing. If they are refusing to release to you your funds for valid reasons such as non-enrollment, that's a different story. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of...View More
As a parent, guardian or advocate, you have a legal right to request that your public school evaluate your child for special education. Federal law, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act as amended in 2004 (IDEA), gives you that right. States are obligated “identify, locate, and...View More
School has not made any reports when my son and I have complained about bullying, they said they would move the other students but have not done so, and another school did not follow the IEP the year before.
There's no law that I'm aware of. You look at the terms of the contract you signed and agreed to. If the contract says prorate, you prorate. If the contract says it's a fixed rate regardless of days missed, you pay in full. If the contract is silent, there's a decent...View More
if I call my daughters school can I record conversation of their office employee who lies about prior conversations and has caused problems but her supervisor didn't believe you before so you will be able to prove it? (Can't say it is being recorded because then she won't speek... View More
No. Pursuant to RCW 9.73.030, you may not record your conversation with the office employee without her consent. RCW 9.73.030 does, however, offer a caveat:
"Where consent by all parties is needed pursuant to this chapter, consent shall be considered obtained whenever one party has...View More
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