For most parents, resort to the law is and should be a matter of last resort. Filing a due process or a state complaint generally may result in a satisfactory legal resolution but often creates a bitter taste in the mouths of school district officials. That being said, being armed with the relevant citations often can forstall the need for legal intervention; many parents have told me that when they cite to some statute or regulation, that often silences a rogue district employee. Here are a few to get you started.
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