Wisconsin Education Law Questions & Answers

Q: Is my principal allowed to follow me home and question me why I left?

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Feb 21, 2018
Emmanuel Muwonge's answer
Your question is a valid concern for a number of reasons. Having said that, I don't know what school or school district you are in and what the regulations are regarding the duties of the principal and the protocol regarding errant students or students deemed not to be compliant with attendance. If as you indicate you had a modified schedule allowing you to leave earlier than the rest of the students, I would on that basis think that the principal or any school official would have been aware of...

Q: My school is threatening that if i talk to 1 specific person on school grounds ill get a ticket and in trouble can they?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Education Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Feb 6, 2018
Emmanuel Muwonge's answer
While you do have rights of speech as you clearly articulate, those rights of speech must be contextualized. You must remember that the school as an institution has rules and regulations governing the conduct of students like you. Schools usually design their rules and regulations on the basis of the rights and privileges the US Constitution affords you as a matter of law. Further, those rules and regulations are designed to ensure that the health, safety and wellbeing of staff and students are...

Q: My 15 year old son was involved in the fight at school with a 19 year old student do I have a lawsuit?

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law, Juvenile Law and Personal Injury for Wisconsin on
Answered on Dec 19, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Can fight the suspension--seems overly harsh, will impact graduation. School is only repsonsible if the 19 year old wasn't supposed to be there or if the 19 year old had a known propensity to violence. However your son 1)being in his face and 2)shoving him makes your son likely to lose.Contact a member of the Wisc Assn for Justice who handles education cases--they give free consults.

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