Arizona's anti-bullying statute requires all school districts to have an an anti-bullying policy. The bullying policy includes, at least, a procedure for parents to notify school administrators about bullying and a procedure for the schools to investigate bullying. Unfortunately, parents are not aware of the policies until it is too late.
At Kirsch-Goodwin & Kirsch, PLLC, we are dedicated to helping clients protect their children from bullying by other students. Our attorneys are experienced education law practitioners who provide effective, compassionate service for our clients. We will advise you about your legal rights and your child's legal rights, and provide you with the tools you need to protect your child from bullying, and to advise you on your legal recourse if your child has been injured as the victim of bullying.
Bullying is not only physically harmful to a child but emotionally as well. Examples of bullying behavior include:
- Saying hurtful and unpleasant things
- Making fun of others
- Using mean and hurtful nicknames
- Deliberately excluding someone from a group of friends
- Hitting, kicking, pulling hair or pushing
- Spreading false rumors
- Trying to get other students to dislike another person
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If bullying has been ongoing, we can evalute if you have a personal injury action, and advise on potential claims, potential defendants and relief (damages) to which you may be entited. We can advise if you have other avenues to pursue (including disability harassment claims, due process, state complaints, etc.). Also, a child who has a disability may have additional claims if they are victims of bullying. We will review with you what the school did that it should not have done, or what it should have done but did not. We will evaluate whether the school district, charter school or private school is or may be liable. We give guidance to all our clients on how to effectively handle bullying.
When your child's future is at stake, work with education attorneys who can support you and your child.
Kirsch-Goodwin & Kirsch, PLLC
8900 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Suite 250
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Phone: 480-585-0600 Fax: 480-585-0622
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