my daughter was pulled out of class and threatened a spanking for not turning in homework, and has also been "yelled" at in the middle of class for missing to much school (she has childhood asthma) she has been home schooled prior for two years. we had face to face meeting with the teacher and she said it was not a threat but a promise. we signed a form saying its not ok to spank our child. teacher said she was very respectful and always has been in class but just fails to turn in work, and told me on our recorded conversation that her frustration of not turning in work boiled up to her threatening my daughter with a spanking . can they do that? now my daughter is even more affraid than ever to go to her class. when asked to move her to a different class we were told no
I don't see a lawsuit here. Perhaps you need to contact your local state representatives. For more info, see this:
This communication is general in nature and not to be construed as legal advice or creating an attorney-client relationship. All situations are different and you should meet with and discuss your particular situation with an attorney.
Your child's asthma is a disability which is interfering with her education. If she does not have a 504 plan to accommodate that disability, write a letter to your principal requesting one (this MUST be in writing -- conversations do nothing). If she has a 504 plan, request a meeting of her team to review the plan and revise it.
It is doubtful that you will get very far by suing the school about the teacher's threat. I do think that you can request an apology for it. This may help your daughter to feel more comfortable in the class. The most important thing is for your daughter to get an education, and I think you have other options besides a lawsuit that will be much more productive.
You may want to call Disability Rights Texas at 1 (800) 252-9108 -- they may be able to help you directly or refer you to an attorney or advocate who can help you.
Good luck to you.
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