State of Washington v. Green

Thursday, October 7, 2010
Recognizing the importance of parents’ involvement in their children’s education, the Washington Court of Appeals has overturned the conviction of a parent prosecuted for trespassing at her child’s school. The court found due process rights were violated when the parent was not told she had a right to appeal the school district’s trespass notice. The ACLU-WA submitted a brief in the case explaining why a school cannot banish a parent from her child’s school indefinitely without any opportunity for a hearing to challenge the allegation that she was causing a disruption. Read more
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