What should I do if my child is facing a Title IX case at their high school in Florida? VIDEO

If your child is facing a Title IX case at their high school in Florida, you need to take the necessary precautions before you engage in any capacity with the school. Too much is at stake. Although, the Title IX Final Rule allows for a more structured and arguably equitable process than previous guidance. You cannot assume it will be a fair process. It will require a dedicated approach for an accused student to be found not responsible.

The Title IX Final Rule also allows for a school to use either an investigation or a live hearing model to address and adjudicate the case. Each has its own pros and cons and would need to be responded to accordingly. It is a high stakes and an evolved process, and each step along the way, it needs to be calculated. An experienced attorney advisor will be your son or daughter's best ally if they're facing a Title IX case at their high school in Florida. They should be involved as early as possible in the process.

Florida high schools where Joseph D. Lento can help as your child's student's Title IX advisor during investigations, hearings and appeals include, but are not limited to, the following school districts:

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  • Alachua County Public Schools

B

  • Baker County School District
  • Bay District Schools
  • Bradford County School District
  • Brevard Public Schools
  • Broward County Public Schools

C

  • Calhoun County School District
  • Charlotte County Public Schools
  • Citrus County Schools
  • Clay County Schools
  • Collier County Public Schools
  • Columbia County Schools

D

  • DeSoto School District
  • Dixie County School District
  • Duval County Public Schools

E

  • Escambia County School District

F

  • Flagler County Public Schools
  • Franklin County Schools

G

  • Gadsden County School District
  • Gilchrist County School District
  • Glades County School District
  • Gulf County Schools

H

  • Hamilton County School District
  • Hardee County School District
  • Hendry County Schools
  • Hernando County School Board
  • Highlands County School Board
  • Hillsborough County Public Schools
  • Holmes County School District

I

  • Indian River County School District

J

  • Jackson County School District
  • Jefferson County School District

L

  • Lafayette County School District
  • Lake County Schools
  • Lee County School District
  • Leon County Schools
  • Levy County School Board
  • Liberty County School Board

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  • Madison County Schools
  • Manatee County School District
  • Marion County Public Schools
  • Martin County School Board
  • Miami-Dade County Public Schools
  • Monroe County School District

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  • Nassau County School District

O

  • Okaloosa County School District
  • Okeechobee County School Board
  • Orange County Public Schools
  • Osceola County School District

P

  • Palm Beach County School District
  • Pasco County Schools
  • Pinellas County Schools
  • Polk County Public Schools, Florida
  • Putnam County School District

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  • Santa Rosa County School District
  • Sarasota County Schools
  • Seminole County Public Schools
  • Johns County School District
  • Lucie Public Schools
  • Sumter County School Board
  • Suwannee County School District

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  • Taylor County School District

U

  • Union County School Board

V

  • Volusia County Schools

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  • Wakulla County School Board
  • Walton County School District
  • Washington County School District

Special School Districts

  • Alexander D. Henderson University School
  • Dozier/Okeechobee School District
  • Eckerd Youth District
  • Florida A&M Developmental Research School
  • Florida School for the Deaf and Blind
  • K. Yonge Developmental Research School

It is critical to make certain the Title IX investigation at your child's Florida high school is handled properly and that the accused student's interests and rights are protected from as early as possible during the sexual misconduct investigative process.  One major reason is because even at high schools where a finding of responsibility for sexual misconduct charges is made at a hearing, the investigation will set the stage for what the hearing panel is provided prior to a hearing (and what the hearing panel will in large part rely on at a hearing), and at high schools where the finding of responsibility is made solely through the investigative process, what takes place during the investigation itself will determine whether the accused student is found responsible or not responsible for Title IX charges.

Unfortunately, some parents make the mistake of not taking the necessary precautions as soon as possible when accused of sexual misconduct.  Some people will mistakenly believe that if they "just explain what happened," their school will be fair and impartial and will arrive at the truth.  In a perfect world this may be the case, but in a perfect world, sexual misconduct allegations and Title IX charges would not exist.

Fighting passionately for the future of his clients at schools throughout the nation for many years, Joseph D. Lento knows how important it is to mount the strongest defense because he understands that an accused high school student's academic future is on the line. He does not settle for the easiest outcome, and instead prioritizes his clients' needs and well-being. Joseph Lento is a licensed attorney in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York, is admitted as an attorney pro hac vice in state and federal court if needed when representing clients nationwide, and serves as a Title IX attorney advisor to high school students facing sexual misconduct investigations and disciplinary cases in Florida and throughout the nation. Make certain your or your student's interests are protected - Contact National High School Title IX Attorney Joseph D. Lento today at 888-535-3686.

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