Michelle Alissa Ball’s Guides

Michelle Alissa Ball

Sacramento Education Law Attorney.

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  1. How Do You Get Your Kids School Records Released?

    Written by attorney Michelle Ball, about 3 years ago.

    School records created by a high school, elementary school, private school, or school district, can loom as an unknown for many parents. One way to debunk the mystery is to make a yearly request for the pupil records to be released. Per California Education Code section49069, a...

  2. Special Education Assessment Timelines

    Written by attorney Michelle Ball, over 3 years ago.

    The "Ottowa Citizen," a Canadian newspaper, recently reported (Feb. 2011) that there may be a 4 year wait to receive a special education assessment in that region, and that teachers are specifically being told not to refer students for aspecial education evaluation (see link to ...

  3. Is My Child a Truant?

    Written by attorney Michelle Ball, over 3 years ago.

    Being labelled a "truant" student (a pupil breaching the laws mandating school attendance) can be problematic. The process may lead to meetings with school officials, a School Attendance Review Board (SARB) hearing with a rigorous contract imposed on the family, or even court act...

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  4. Twelve Steps To Ending Bullying in Schools

    Written by attorney Michelle Ball, over 3 years ago.

    Reports on bullying are everywhere in the news nowadays and negative impacts from bullying are common. For example, The New York Times reported on an attack of a Philadelphia boy by 7 youths on the way home from school. The victim was beaten by a group and then left hanging from ...

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  5. What is a Charter School (California)?

    Written by attorney Michelle Ball, over 3 years ago.

    What is a CHARTER school? California parents want to know. Charter schools are authorized in the California Education Code starting with section 47600http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=edcgroup=47001-48000file=47600-47604.5under the "Charter Schools Act of 199...

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