School Expulsions, Suspensions, & Disciplinary Actions
Guidance from Our Carmel Education Law Attorneys
One of the most stressful educational experiences a parent can face is
when their child is involved in a disciplinary situation at school. These
actions can range from a one day in-school suspension to permanent suspension
from a school. In many situations, the parent may have to stand up to
defend their child in an expulsion hearing. Depending on the situation
and facts, many schools are willing to work with parents on finding a
solution that favors all parties involved. It is very important for parents
to be aware of their options, remain properly advised throughout the process,
and have a good hold on the disciplinary system.
Now is the time to retain one of our Indianapolis lawyers!
Call us today for legal guidance.
Education law is unique in each state and different disciplinary procedures
may be enforced depending on the Indiana district you live. At Hollingsworth
& Zivitz, our team can review your case and help you make the best
decision for your child’s educational future. Whatever the case,
our firm is ready to review your child's disciplinary situation and
advise you on how to move forward.
Handling School Disciplinary Actions
Some of the most common issues we can assist clients with include:
Suspension: This is a period of time ranging between 1 and 10 days where a child
is removed from the general classroom setting.
Expulsion: This is a removal from school for longer than 10 days. Prior to the expulsion
the school must conduct a hearing and if the child has special needs,
must first conduct a manifestation determination and then the hearing.
Drugs and weapons issues: A child may be immediately removed for any injury to another student or
having drugs on their person at or near the school campus. The school
will then have an expulsion hearing in that matter.
Sports team removal: A child may be removed from a team for violating the school handbook in
any way, such as underage drinking, drug use, vandalism, sexual violations,
or other inappropriate behavior.
If you want to object to the suspension or sports team removal, it is crucial
that you take fast legal action. Your child may still have to serve some
of the suspension, but you may be able to appeal the decision or set up
a meeting with the school. If your child has special needs or has not
been diagnosed but you believe they do, you may be able to file for an
Article 7 due process hearing prior to the expulsion hearing.
Contact Our Firm Today for Legal Representation
When your child has a disciplinary action at school it is important to
discuss this issue with Hollingsworth & Zivitz. Why? Our team is experienced
in handling sensitive child-related issues that occur in disciplinary
situations. Mostly, our team recognizes that our education clients are
experiencing some of life's difficult challenges. We are dedicated
to giving cost-effective advice, tailor-made for your unique issues, with
the ultimate goal of getting you to the next best stage in your life.
Schedule your initial consultation with our firm today and we will begin reviewing your case.