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Raymond Baker’s Answers

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  • What should we do? Have our rights been violated in regards to IEP/504 plan

    I requested an IEP / 504 plan eval in Jan for my child. I met with several people at the school for the meeting. I wanted to pass the information from the 504 plan onto my child's new school. The old school said they never did a meeting with me an...

    Raymond’s Answer

    I fully agree that in a situation such as this that both school districts should be contacted immediately and that the contact should be in writing. A parent in this situation can also request that the school district provide all student records for their child, and the District must comply. Parents in this situation should be sure that they make polite yet forceful written communications with the District. If the parent does not receive a satisfactory response or if they fell the discrimination continues, they should contact an education lawyer in their area.

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  • My school won't let me play football because I'm a girl....I really want to play. Is there any laws I could bring up?

    I played middle school football for two years and I did boys wrestling.....I REALLY want to play

    Raymond’s Answer

    Female students suing for the right to participate on all male sports teams have had mixed results. However, because football is a sport where an equivalent opportunity to play the same sport on an all female team usually does not exist, you may have a strong argument under federal constitutional law as well as state education law. If you are serious about pursuing this goal, you and your parents need to get the advice of a qualified education lawyer. I would be happy to discuss your case with you and your parents.

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