Larry McCord and Associates, LLC. has many years of experience in education law helping parents with children who range from pre-K through high school. Larry McCord has been an educator and a school administrator himself for over 20 years and understands the nature of this area of law. The firm has helped several students, parents, and teachers in advocating for their rights through zealous representation and dedication to our clients.
Under both federal and state law, school districts are required to provide free, appropriate public education to each qualified person with a disability who is in the school district's jurisdiction. Larry McCord and Associates, LLC, assists parents and guardians of children with disabilities in fighting for their child's right to a free and appropriate education.
Under New York Education Law §3214, whenever a school district seeks an out-of-school suspension against a student for more than five days an administrative hearing must be held. Such administrative hearings are referred to as a 3214 Superintendent Hearings or alternatively, a Superintendent Hearing or disciplinary hearing.
In general, a 3214 Superintendent Hearing is comprised of a meeting with school officials, the student, parents or guardians, and any other parties who were involved in the alleged incident a issue. The hearing provides an opportunity for your child to present his side of the story before it is determined whether discipline is needed.
More Education Law Areas
The firm has also helped several students, parents, and teachers in advocating for their rights through zealous representation and dedication to our clients in the following areas:
Excessive Disciplinary Measures by Schools
Individualized Education Plans (IEP)
School searches: Authority of School Officials to Search Students
Appeals to Decisions made by Board of Education
Appeals to Commissioner
Do I need an attorney?
Whether you need a New York divorce lawyer, a criminal defense lawyer, a school suspension lawyer, a child criminal lawyer, or a compassionate child custody attorney, the attorneys at Larry McCord and Associates are on your side. We understand just how frustrating the legal process can be, and we will lend our expertise and knowledge to guide you throughout the entire process. Having a lawyer is vital if you want the best chance of success at winning your case. If you try to represent yourself without any assistance, then you could run into costly mistakes that could be avoided with competent legal counsel on your side.
Contact Larry McCord and Associates today for a consultation.