[EDEQUITY Equity Now]Restraining order imposes undue hardship

From: Peggy Weeks (mdweeks@earthlink.net)
Date: Thu May 30 2002 - 13:17:08 EDT

I have heard that in some cases schools are able to go back
to the court to show that it imposes undue hardship on the school to have
the restraining order in place. The judge can then modify it if the
argument is persuasive.

 Peggy Weeks

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From: "Emile Rosenberg" <RosenbergE@k12.Waltham.ma.us>
Subject: [EDEQUITY Equity Now]Restraining orders on a growing basis

In our schools we experience restraining orders on a growing basis.
Sometimes they reflect a family situation, with one parent or the other
forbidden to go to the home or the school, due to violence or the threat
of violence. Occasionally, restraining orders have been issued by the
to protect one student from another. This becomes very problemmatic for
schools when there is only one high school in the community. School staff
are required to attempt to keep the students separated throughout the
school day and at all school sponsored events. I wonder if some of you
faced similar situation and how you dealt with them.

"Emile Rosenberg"
Assistant Superintendent of Waltham Public Schools

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