Students’ Rights Attorney in York, Pennsylvania
It is often mistakenly thought that schools inherit all parental rights over the student body. This is known as in loco parentis. While you do transfer some supervisory rights to the district, is not unlimited.
As an example, Anderson, Converse & Fennick represented a student where a school district wanted to discipline that student for allegedly drinking alcohol at a local fair on a weekend. The district had no right to control the student’s behavior at the fair. Once our firm got involved, the district quickly abandoned its effort to suspend the student.
The press is filled with reports of school districts trying to control the behavior of students over issues such as what they wear, what they believe, and what they are allowed to say. The newest issues gaining attention are bullying and gender orientation.
It is important to consult with an attorney with significant experience and knowledge of Pennsylvania laws and how they continue to change to meet the needs of the student body. Contact Anderson, Converse & Fennick for quality legal advice.
Pennsylvania Students’ Rights Representation
Anderson, Converse & Fennick is an experienced law firm located in York, PA. We represent the rights of students across the state in a number of legal matters, including, but not limited to:
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Anderson, Converse & Fennick has more than 35 years of experience practicing education law. Over the decades, the laws have changed dramatically to provide more rights to students and protect them from a range of abuses by school staff and administrations. We believe that every student deserves proper representation when his or her rights are challenged. We are passionate about helping you pursue justice when it is necessary. Whether your child is in public or private school, our firm is ready to help. We are ready to assess your case, guide you through your legal options, and enthusiastically represent your child in a number of students’ rights cases in Pennsylvania. For a consultation with our experienced law firm, contact Anderson, Converse & Fennick.