Information for Parents

Although schools have been given lots of power and control over rules and procedures that affect students, the school system and its teachers, principals, and administrators have not been given enough resources to do all that is expected of them. Given how challenging it is to meet every child's needs and because they are stretched so thin, even the best-meaning school officials may minimize or gloss over rights or protections students have. Therefore, key educational rights often will not be fully protected unless someone is willing and able to stand up for the child.

This website is intended to be a resource for parents, advocates, and community leaders to better understand educational rights of children in North Carolina and also to help them advocate effectively and confidently for students' rights.

 

Know Your Rights

Guidebook to Public Education Rights in NC

Summary of NC School Discipline Law (PDF)

Text of NC School Discipline Law (PDF)