As a parent, there is no higher priority than protecting your child’s safety and development in the classroom. Knowing your child’s rights as a student member of a public school is essential in defending their interests. As the U.S. Supreme Court once said, students do not “shed their constitutional rights when they enter the schoolhouse door.” However, understanding your child’s rights and how to enforce them involves complicated administrative law issues that are best explained by an experienced administrative law lawyer.
When a public school violates a right guaranteed by law, before you file a lawsuit, you should first file a complaint with your school district. Each district has a different procedure for processing complaints. If the district does not fix the problem, you can sue your school and district in court.
There are three types of lawsuits that commonly arise:
Lawsuits against government entities are procedurally complex and the school or district will be represented by attorneys who handle similar cases daily. A skilled government attorney with experience with education can you navigate the complicated administrative law issues and procedures, evaluate your options, and represent you at administrative hearings or in court.
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