My daughter is severely bi-polar and has a severe case of ADHD. This started last year, the asst. Principal ordered pics taken of my mentally unstable 17 yr old daughter in her panties, CPS told me to report them because they have no right so I did and nothing got done. He has suspended her because of bullying kids causing her bi-polar to act up with suicidal thoughts. She has never actually tried suicide...the thoughts are caused by the bi-polar. The asst. Principal wants her locked up in an institution. She's had the same doctor all her life, she has 2 counselors, all the help I can get her. This year she found a phone in the school bathroom, yes she should of turned it in right away (remember she's not 17 in her brain) but now they have suspended her for 10 days pending expulsion and the reason is because she didn't turn in the phone right away and it turned out to be a teachers phone. The teacher admitted she left it in the bathroom and it wasn't stolen.
If you have received written notice of your right to have an expulsion hearing, either by certified mail or personal delivery, then you need to request an expulsion meeting. The meeting is held by the Superintendent of Schools (or his designee). You can appeal that decision to the School Board.
The process is very strict, and can be difficult to follow, so you will probably want to have an attorney represent you through this process.
I'm licensed to practice law only in Indiana, and we've never met, so I can't give you "legal" advice. My answer is simply "friendly" advice based on my experience as an attorney in Indiana, my knowledge of federal and common law, and common sense. Even if you are in Indiana, employment law questions are very fact specific, and based on the limited information you provided in your post, I can't give you legal advice, and my answer is intended as general information only. It doesn't create an attorney-client relationship.
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