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Wayne S. Melnick

State, Local, and Municipal Law Attorney.

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  1. PA education law, parents' right to appeal school investigation

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Wayne S. Melnick
    1 lawyer answer

    Schools may allow you to review evidence including video evidence as part of the student disciplinary review process. Check to see whether the school has a video surveillance policy or if the issue is addressed in the school student discipline policy. If you are not allowed to view the videotape, you may want to make a formal request for access to the video as a student record. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act provides rights to access educational records and generally includes...

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  2. Education

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Lana Lea Traynor
    2. Wayne S. Melnick
    2 lawyer answers

    If not resolved through the OSPI, a parent or eligible student may file a written complaint with the: Family Policy Compliance Office U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW. Washington, DC 20202-4605 Remedies may include loss of federal funding for a program or entire institution, but a valid complaint is more likely to be resolved through an investigation and order to comply. See C.F.R. Sec. 99.67

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  3. Can an educational facility hold your transcipts if you have an outstanding balance with them

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. John J. Sullivan
    2. Wayne S. Melnick
    2 lawyer answers

    It is common for educational institutions to withhold official transcripts for students with outstanding balances. You may nonetheless be able to obtain an unofficial copy of the transcript by making a request under the Family Educational Rights and Privavcy Act. For more information you may want to seek an attorney who practices in the same state as the school is located.