As summer wanes and the days become shorter, kids and parents alike may dread the opening rites of back-to-school season: the registrations, the school-supply shopping, and a forest's worth of legal forms to sign.
While we here at FindLaw.com can't help you decide whether you need college-ruled or wide-ruled notebooks, we've done all your homework on important back-to-school legal issues.
Consider us your legal "cheatsheet" for going back to school. Here are some highlights from FindLaw.com that you may find particularly helpful:
Blogs Cover School Issues From A to Z
Unsure where to start with back-to-school legal planning? FindLaw's blogs -- which have been focused on back-to-school issues all this week -- have got you covered.
Check out Law and Daily Life's "Legal Checklist for Parents" for quick tips on reviewing school waivers, requesting accommodations, and school social media policies. Once you feel like you have a better handle on your situation, you can dive deeper into particular topics such as:
- Using a relative's address for school. In case you were wondering, using your cousin's address in order to get your child into the best school in the state is a terrible idea, and Law and Daily Life can tell you why.
- Removing your child from public school. Fed up with public school, but confused about how to get your son or daughter out? FindLaw's Legal How-To on withdrawing your child from public school is a perfect study guide.
- What can happen to you if your child skips school. Skipping school is rarely a good idea, especially within the first few days of class. FindLaw's Law and Daily Life explains how cutting class may affect your child, and how truancy may even put parents at risk for jail time.
- When your child is injured at school. Many parents dread a call from a child's school, fearing that their child may have been hurt. If your child is ever injured at school, FindLaw's Injured can educate you on your options.
Using these blogs as your cheatsheets, you should quiet some of your back-to-school concerns.
But Wait, There's More!
Every year, FindLaw.com has produced fresh content for back-to-school season, and FindLaw Insider has helped bring it to the forefront.
Even if you're headed to law school instead of third grade, FindLaw has fitting resources for you. No matter what school you attend, our Learn About the Law team keeps our Education Law resources up to date if you feel like doing a little legal homework.
With FindLaw as your tutor, you should ace back-to-school season. Have any specific topics you'd like us to address? Reach out to us via Twitter (@FindLawConsumer) and Facebook (FindLaw for Consumers).