This pamphlet provides nuts-and-bolts advice for parents whose children are facing disciplinary proceedings at a public school. It is designed for those who intend to advocate for their children in meetings with administrators, hearing officers, and school boards.
Access to government records is an important right of citizenship. Government agencies have often worked in secrecy, but today you have the right to inspect and copy a wide variety of government records. This applies to many types of documents, as well as any files maintained on you, unless they are specifically exempted from disclosure by law. By using the state and federal disclosure laws, you help make open government a reality.