Know your rights: education during COVID-19 - Legal Services of Eastern Missouri offers advice to parents and students

Whether your school district is still entirely online or moving toward a hybrid or in-person plan, a lot has changed in St. Louis region’s education landscape due to COVID-19. But some things have not changed: if you are a student or a parent or guardian, you have rights from federal and state laws that remain no matter your schooling environment.

At Legal Services of Eastern Missouri’s Education Justice Program, we work to ensure that all students in Missouri receive a quality education by targeting the root causes of education inequity and advancing systemic change. Here, we offer a few tips for parents and students to advocate for yourselves as you navigate this unprecedented school year and identify issues that may need legal intervention.

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