How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dimitry K., Esq. Your Own Question
Dimitry K., Esq.
Dimitry K., Esq., Attorney
Category: Employment Law
Satisfied Customers: 41220
Experience:  I provide employment and discrimination law advice in my own practice.
18572087
Type Your Employment Law Question Here...
Dimitry K., Esq. is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Is it legal private school to make an overnight field trip

Customer Question

Is it legal for a private school to make an overnight field trip mandatory. If my daughter doesn't attend they will count her absences as unexcused and she will be given detention
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Dimitry K., Esq. replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question. Please permit me to assist you with your concerns.

To answer directly, as this is a 'private' school rather than a 'public' school, such a school can place whatever conditions they wish on attendance and on what is deemed mandatory and what is not. As such, the school can indeed make an overnight trip mandatory. And yes, if the child cannot provide a reasonable excuse, this can be counted against her. A 'reasonable' excuse may be a disability, for example, which cannot be reasonably accommodated while on this field trip. In that situation the school cannot discriminate or hold this against the student if she cannot reasonably participate.

Sincerely,

Dimitry, Esq.