Lancaster Education Law Attorneys
Protecting Your Child's Education Law Rights
There are over 500 school districts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Each school district has its own board that regulates student conduct on school property, including creating strict zero tolerance rules. In their attempt to combat school violence, each district has created its own set of wide-sweeping rules to address the situation. The problem is that many of these rules are so overly broad that they end up criminalizing otherwise innocent acts by youthful students.
At Clymer, Musser & Conrad, P.C. our Lancaster education law attorneys have more than 60 years of combined experience seeking justice on behalf of our clients. We are ready to put this experience to work for parents who are concerned about the extreme measures being taken by their school boards. Contact our law firm today to learn how we can help you protect your child's education law rights.
We Represent Parents Throughout Pennsylvania
With locations in Lancaster, Quarryville and Ephrata, our law firm is conveniently situated to represent parents before school boards throughout the state. Our goal in every case involving zero tolerance issues is to convince the school board to remove the order for expulsion.
Oftentimes, students are expelled from school on the basis of zero tolerance for acts that are not violent. Such acts could include a child bringing to school a plastic toy gun or a novelty shocking device. Expulsion in these cases is an extreme, and unnecessary, measure.
As your legal counsel, we will advocate on your child's behalf. We will encourage the school board to take a new approach to the situation and provide a better fitting punishment. If the school board refuses to change its decision, then we will seek justice for your child before any necessary administrative agencies or even appealing to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
We Can Handle All Related Charges Against Your Child
In addition to expulsion from school, a school board may choose to alert the police to the situation. In some circumstances, the policy may choose to charge your child with a crime as a juvenile. As experienced criminal defense attorneys, we will not only handle your administrative case, but we will also represent your child in criminal court. We will work hard to prevent your child from receiving any criminal consequences for an otherwise youthful indiscretion.
Contact Our Lancaster Child Advocates Attorneys
We are here to help parents advocate for the education rights of their children. If you are concerned about the way your school board has handled your child's situation, contact our law firm online or call us at (717) 207-7158 (Lancaster area) or (717) 786-0500 (Quarryville area). With offices in Lancaster, Quarryville and Ephrata, we are conveniently situated to assist clients throughout the area.
Fulfilling Our Calling as Attorneys by Providing Superior Legal Services Grounded on Our Belief that We Should Seek Justice for Our Clients