Many students in New York and throughout the country face disciplinary problems on a regular basis. Over the last couple of years, students have been under a tremendous amount of stress – regular school attendance has been disrupted, many have had to adapt to remote learning and, quite frankly, much-needed structure has been removed for many students. As a result, disciplinary hearings and the results of such situations have become a much more pressing issue for many families in New York.
Your child’s disciplinary hearing
When your child is facing disciplinary action at school, you may feel like it is a personal attack on both you and your child. You may feel like the action is not warranted, or it is “overkill” for the situation at hand. These emotional responses are quite normal and understandable, but it is important to focus on the task of getting through your child’s disciplinary hearing and representing your child’s rights in that tough situation.
At our law firm, we attempt to do just that. We have seen children face disciplinary hearings for a wide range of issues, from insubordination to drugs, and even school violence – just to name a few. Understanding the exact school policy that has allegedly been violated is crucial, but so is understanding your child’s rights and what actions are appropriate, given the situation.
Your child’s disciplinary situation is unique. At our law firm, we understand that and we do our best to get a grasp of the child’s whole situation, from family dynamics to mental health and disability needs, and more. For more information about how we might be able to help you and your child in these types of situations, please visit the disciplinary hearing overview section of our law firm’s website.