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E-Law

Erie E-Law is a complimentary service of the Erie County Bar Association designed to make basic legal information available to you with ease. You can gain access to E-Law either by reading the information found below or by contacting us to request a copy of the transcripts.

Rights in Suspension and Expulsion

Education Law/Emancipation

Under the current state of law, students who attend private schools have very little opportunity to contest their suspensions or expulsions. This article deals with the legal rights of students who attend public schools.

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Emancipation

Education Law/Emancipation

Emancipation is a process by which a child under the age of 18 reaches at least some level of legal adulthood. There are two sides to emancipation: (1) the ending of parental responsibilities to a minor child and (2) the transfer of rights and responsibilities of adulthood to a minor child.

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School Attendance and Truancy

Education Law/Emancipation

Pennsylvania requires every child of mandatory school age to attend school. Mandatory school age begins when the child's parents or guardians choose to have the child begin school, which cannot be later than eight (8) years old until the age of seventeen (17) years old. It does not include any child who holds a certificate of graduation from a regularly accredited senior high school.

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Rights of Gifted/Handicapped/Special Education Children

Education Law/Emancipation

Your child's teacher notices that your child is having difficulty reading. Maybe he or she is also a discipline problem or, on the other hand, maybe your child has always learned faster than other children and is bored with school.

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