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Can You Fight Expulsion?

Before a student can be expelled from a public school, a formal expulsion hearing must be held. During an expulsion hearing, the student has the right to: Receive notice of the specific rules they are charged with breaking Explain their side of the story Present evidence and call witnesses to testify on their behalf Be …

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Can You Sue a School District?

While there are many limitations on the situations where you can sue a school district, it can be done under certain circumstances. Due to a legal theory called “sovereign immunity,” the government and government agencies like school districts are generally immune from lawsuits. Fortunately, most states have waived this immunity in some instances, allowing students …

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