What To Do If You Think Your School Is Breaking The Law
Children, regardless if they go to private or public schools have rights that they share with their parents to ensure their welfare. These are either government implemented laws or violations outlined by the school itself. Laws and policies are important gears that can be used to improve the health and safety of children and adolescents in schools. School bodies and the government can use specific laws and policies to promote programs and strategies that foster an environment in which children and adolescents can thrive and learn.
What To Do If You Think Your School Is Breaking The Law? Parents, students and teachers can file complaints against a school breaking the law if they feel they have been treated unfairly. If by any chance children, teachers or parents feel that their rights are violated, they can take the following steps:
1. Speak up that your rights are being violated. However, before doing so, one need to think about the incident over and should measure the grave of the violation and grounds where the school broke the law.
2. Gather information about the complaint, showing a detailed timeline of events that led to the rights violation including recommendations or expected outcome after the investigation. Written information may be the most valuable tool as it becomes the source of every investigation.
3. Jot down the name of the person who violated the rights as well as the people who are present and have seen and know something about the incident.
4. Report to the school principal, school superintendent, and/or the government's department of education in written form about the incident and explain everything that made her/him think that rights were violated.
5. File at the state level if you do not believe your complaint can be handled by the district level. However, complainant shall send a copy of the complaint to the school district and must keep one for them too.
6. Attend any scheduled meetings to discuss the complaint. If a resolution cannot be reached, or if you are unhappy with the outcome, file your complaint again as a level two appeal. When the effort of communication between the school and violated student fails, its time for the parents or teachers (if not the promoter of the violation) to come into the picture.
7. Contact a lawyer that would defend the student's rights and help violators face consequences.
The rules at your child's school help make school a safe place for children to learn. Most important school rules are set by law. An update to the policies being implemented by the school is necessary as it can lead you the way on what to do when rights have been violated. It can reach parents through student's handbooks or through a meeting. It is also important to assess the impact of the violation to the party and it needs to be addressed openly by communicating with the family or in heavy situation, a psychologist who can straighten out the negative effects that it brought about.
Individual's basic rights under any circumstances are broadly acknowledged but comprehension of where the coverage of these rights starts and ends is still blurry. Justice, tolerance, mutual respect and dignity is the articulation of human rights that is needed in all activity. The idea behind these rights is the idea that all is covered by the scale of morality and justice and that everybody has the right to exercise it under any situation as needed.
Policy makers ensuring students and parental rights continue to explore new ideas for reforming state schools. State, school and local officials should be responsible for ensuring that these rights are respected. Parents and their children should be informed on what to expect from their schools through an information system that is well publicly known.