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We were directed to context you by several people. We are foster parents to a 16 year old special needs girls. Recently the school has been suspending her and confining her in a swing because she is aggressive. We have tried to mitigate issues / have meeting/ they have increased their verbiage to say ‘ she assaults staff daily’
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: their staff doesn’t wear protective gear like they are supposed to. They do not give her any time to exercise. It’s awful. They have medical neglected her to the point of causing an ulcer we had to fix. We have provided 3 separate doctors notes stating she needs to be wiped to avoid these medical issues. They refuse. oregon
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: Called fact Oregon, wrote a ton of emails to superintendent ( which he is allowing them to do whatever) called disability rights Oregon, ODE. At this point her DHS lawyer( who doesn’t specialize in this, obviously) her CASA and her entire team are ready to move forward and do something else. The school district is refusing to include her in classes. They are not providing education right now and stated ‘ we will just pay the state since we cannot provide her with education’ my husband and I even offered to go into the school with her and them in order for her to still be ‘ in school’ and in routine. She is non verbal autistic. So she cannot tell us what is going on or why she may or may not have been aggressive towards someone
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Customer: we have an unbiased witness to one of the ‘ assaults’ where they told us she charged a staff member and choked them unprovoked. The witness stating their EA actually tried to stop our daughter from doing an OCD tick ( which was touching a door knob) and she reacted - they are refusing to acknowledge that they could be part of her problem and refuse to actually educate her due to being ‘ extremely scared’ of you.
JA: Hi. How can I help?
Customer: I am a tudent and VA will pay for my tuition ,but I decided to get a private loan to cover some of my expense as well I got approved for $18000 but school has kept almost $4000 of that amount and then have sent me this explanaition
JA: Have you talked to a VA lawyer about this?
Customer: I met with the Director of Financial Aid and our Accounting department and I have answers for you. The refund check you received is the only one you will get for this year 1, because the rest is needed to pay for the cost of Modules 1 and 2. When you were here in the PTA program, you took the Module 1 classes. When you dropped out, you could have been given a full refund for the cost of Module 1 and received NO CREDIT for the courses you had already taken and passed :
You could get the grades for the classes you took, and receive transfer credits for them when you switched to the OTA program, NOT have to retake the classes, and receive a discount for those transfer credits in year 3.
It looks like you did the second option. You got credit and grades for the classes you took under the PTA program and did not have to repeat those classes in the OTA program. However, because you did that, you are still responsible for the cost of Modules 1 and 2 for the OTA program.
So, you could have gotten a full refund for what you paid for Module 1 in the PTA program, but then had to retake all of those courses again and actually start in Module 1 when you started the OTA program, or you could get the credit and the discount for already taking those courses and be allowed to start in Module 2, but you could not get BOTH the transfer credits AND a free Module 1 for the OTA.
That being said, here is the financial breakdown of this first year:$16,386.65 cost of OTA Year 1
- $11,982.75 cost of Module 2 (covered by the VA)
$4,403.90 Still owed (cost of Module 1 for OTA)
- $18,600 private loan you had
$14,196.10 refund amount owed to youYou did receive the transfer credits and grades for the Module 1 classes you took in the PTA program, and you will get a discount for all of those classes in the amount of $3,087.98, that will be taken off the cost for Academic Year 3 (module 5). So instead of being charged $11,917.50 for year 3 (module 5), you will only be charged $8,829.52. not yet
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Customer: I just got this news today
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Customer: do I have to pay now for talking to Lawyer?
I copy pasted the email I sent to my child’s school district because all of the relevant information is therein:Hello,
My son is in the eighth grade at LCC and has informed me that the unit on sexual education has been canceled and that they will instead be finishing out the year with a tobacco unit. Despite the fact that eighth graders are NINE times more likely to be sexually active than they are to be smokers and he already had a tobacco unit in the seventh grade. I am concerned he didn’t receive instruction on the subject in the sixth grade either.So he is going to high school next year having received no sexual education instruction. He will be on the campus with kids that are practically adults without having learned the basic concepts in a structured setting.When I contacted the principal she informed me that she agrees, but as the board hasn’t adopted a curriculum the school site cannot provide such instruction. I believe this is in violation of California law.Now, I am prepared to teach him this summer on my own, and will do so. But so many students don’t have parents that will take that initiative, and honestly I’m not just concerned I’m upset. The past three years have been unusual, but this oversight is unacceptable.Sincerely,
Rebecca AvignoneRef:
JA: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: california
JA: Have you spoken to a local attorney or school administrator? What is your ideal outcome for this situation?
Customer: I’ve spoken with the school principal and forwarded the email to the head of education services. I am prepared to go to board meetings if I have to. It’s too late for my son, but I want the school board to adopt a sex Ed curriculum in line with state standards before next year.
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Customer: I work for the district, so am anxious about raising a fuss.
I want to sue the American Institute of CPA's for their unconstitutional rules for CPA license renewal. The AICPA has made itself a de-facto agency of Georgia state government. I would also include the Georgia Board of Accountancy, and the Georgia Society of CPA's, which are a monopolistic combination. I assume that the US Dist Court No Ga would be the court in which to file. Is that correct ?
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Customer: There is much to this case. They require that I use an engagement letter with clients, and that I use specific language in that letter; if I do not meet their conditions, I can not pass peer review and can not renew my CPA Firm license in GA. This violates my right to contract, freedom of speech, and is a restraint of trade by a monopoly. Further, the set-up with Georgia violates the rule against governmental delegation to a private company. The AICPA is a private autocratic association; the president has been in charge for 25 years without any elections. Ther is no other was to get peer review other than the AICPA Peer Review Program. No other profession, doctors, lawyers, airline pilots, etc. must undergo this abusive peer review to renew their licenses. The AICPA et al can not show a public benefit or protection to justify use of police power to regulate CPA's this way. The Georgia Constitution says that any GA law or agency rule that creates a monopoly is null and void. The GA Board of Acct has not followed the GA APA laws in adopting these rules. There is much more.
hi pearl, my name is ***** ***** 100% disabled Marine Corps veteran. My daughter is using VA benefits to attend a private school. The legal official (school certifying official) has provided incorrect information to the VA and she is no longer receiving her financial VA benefits. We have firm evidence of Professional Negligence, Deceipt, false reporting, failure of fiduciary duty, retaliation amongst other things. I am seeking legal advice urgently. She is now accumulating debt from the VA due to this, the school refuses to perform their duty, refuses to communicate and we're fearful they will retaliate as they have a history of doing. They also have a legal history per court records of fines, etc. I need help!
JA: Have you talked to a VA lawyer about this?
Customer: We have the VA investigating. However, due to all of the deceitful changes in enrollment they've made and we were unaware of, they VA has basically "frozen" her account. They can't figure it out either. We have NOT spoken with any attorneys
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: our key problem is she's finishing her internship and ready to get her diploma. I've have records of trying to communicate as well as their responses which have always been for months "we working on it". After checking with the VA, the school has lied about that as well. As of Friday we were told they were acting but the VA said they have no record of them contacting the VA program since the 8th of April. Once again, they are lieing
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Customer: Documentation and clear evidence of Professional negligence, failure to perform, neglect of fiduciary responsibilities, false advertising, false reporting to a Federal Government agency, willful disregard to adhere to Department of Education policies and lack of public disclosures are our complaints. Court records, former VA Student complaints regarding Professional administrative negligence, Department of Education citations and SUI’s financial information will be provided to the court to demonstrate a record of such negligence.
We have been having problems with our school district. From them allowing bullying to go on. Then having a teacher bully my daughter in front of the entire class. A principle that has non-stop lied to us about actions that should and we're supposedly taken. Then after we talk to the superintendent they explain to us about a cease-and-desist agreement that parents are supposed to be involved with because the students are legally not allowed to sign that paper by themselves and the school went ahead and had my daughter sign this paperwork without even explaining what it was and no parents were involved. There is so much more but our biggest issue is having our daughter sign this paper without the parents when we were told it was illegal in the first place when they were supposed to be waiting for our decision and the day they had her sign it is a day we had emailed them saying we did not want to do it. So the big question is is what type of lawyer do I look for when dealing with a school system?
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: Oregon State
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: We started out talking to the principal and we're lied to then a couple months later we had to go back and talk to him again about the teacher bullying our students and we were lied to about what was done and what needs to be done . So went to the superintendent and she explained what could be done and how it should be done and the school went ahead and did it the complete opposite anyway. So now we are filling out the complaint for the school board but we feel completely unsafe for our daughter to be in this school district. Not just one particular school but it has been going through out her school years from elementary all the way through Middle School
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Customer: The superintendent that we are talking to now was the principal at her Elementary School when a little boy was pushing her down and we would have to take her to urgent care to have wrists and ankles check and she told us that she would allow it because the kid had a DD and we had to pull her out of that school and now that principal is the superintendent and it doesn't seem like anything it's happening. We seriously fear for our daughter's safety because one of her bullies brought 20 to 30 girls out at recess to jump my daughter and record it to post it on social media and the principal said that sense nothing actually happened my daughters friends were able to help stop it that nothing was going to happen. Since then kids are getting kicked out for bringing knives and threatening to bring guns to school and her friend is now sitting in the hospital with a broken back due to another kid who ran up and need him in the back and possibly broke his back. The school has no care for the kids safety and that's our big issue. Desperately appreciate any kind of advice. Thank you
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