Just because a school is privately owned and operated does not mean that it is immune from regulations. A private school will usually owe to you and your child the same duty of care that a public school would.
Though state intervention into the regulation and affairs of a private school is generally kept to a minimum, there is a clear right of the state to subject a private school to a reasonable degree of regulation in order to ensure the safety of the children that attend private schools.
Much like a public school, your child's private school owes you and your child the duty of reasonable care, which includes many of the following:
Sending your child to a private school might give rise to lawsuits that would not occur in a public school setting, such as tuition disputes. Most of the claims brought against private schools, however, are similar to the lawsuits that would be brought against public schools, including:
If you have you have a claim against your child's school and wish to pursue it, an attorney with experience in personal injury will be able to preserve your rights and assist you in seeking the remedies available to you.
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