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

If your child is facing a Title IX case at their high school in Louisiana, you need to take the necessary precautions before you engage with the school in any capacity, because 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 dedicated effort for an accused student to be found not responsible.

The Title IX Final Rule also allows for a high school to use either the investigation or live hearing model to address an adjudicated case and each has its own pros and cons, and will need to be responded to accordingly. It is a high stakes and an involved process, and each step through the process 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 Louisiana, and they should be involved from as early as possible in the process to help work towards a favorable outcome.

Louisiana 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:

A

  • Acadia Parish Schools
  • Allen Parish School Board
  • Ascension Parish Schools
  • Assumption Parish School Board
  • Avoyelles Parish School Board
  • Avoyelles Public Charter School-Agency

B

  • Beauregard Parish School Board
  • Belle Chasse Academy Inc.-Agency
  • Bienville Parish School Board
  • Bossier Parish Schools

C

  • Caddo Parish Public Schools
  • Calcasieu Parish Public Schools
  • Caldwell Parish School Board
  • Cameron Parish School Board
  • Catahoula Parish School Board
  • Central Community School System
  • City of Baker School System
  • City of Bogalusa School Board
  • City of Monroe School Board
  • Claiborne Parish School Board
  • Concordia Parish School Board

D

  • DeSoto School Board

E

  • East Baton Rouge Arts and Technology School-Agency
  • East Baton Rouge Parish School System
  • East Carroll Parish School Board
  • East Feliciana Parish School Board
  • Evangeline Parish School Board

F

  • Franklin Parish School Board

G

  • Grant Parish School Board

I

  • Iberia Parish School System

J

  • Jackson Parish School Board
  • Jefferson Davis Parish School Board
  • Jefferson Parish Public School System

L

  • Lafayette Parish School System
  • Lafourche Parish School District
  • LaSalle Parish School Board
  • Lincoln Parish School Board
  • Livingston Parish Public Schools
  • Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts
  • Louisiana School for the Deaf
  • Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired

M

  • Madison Parish School Board
  • Morehouse Parish School Board

N

  • Natchitoches Parish School Board
  • New Orleans Center for Creative Arts-Agency
  • New Orleans Public Schools

O

  • Orleans Parish School Board
  • Ouachita Parish School System

P

  • Plaquemines Parish School Board
  • Pointe Coupee Parish School Board

R

  • Rapides Parish School System
  • Recovery School District
  • Red River Parish School Board
  • Richland Parish School Board

S

  • Sabine Parish School Board
  • Saint Bernard Parish School Board
  • Charles Parish Public Schools
  • Saint Helena Parish School Board
  • Saint James Parish School Board
  • Saint John the Baptist Parish School Board
  • Saint Landry Parish School Board
  • Saint Martin Parish School Board
  • Mary Parish Schools
  • Tammany Parish Public Schools
  • Southern University Laboratory School

T

  • Tangipahoa Parish School System
  • Tensas Parish School Board
  • Terrebonne Parish School District

U

  • Union Parish School Board

V

  • Vermilion Parish Schools
  • Vernon Parish School District
  • Virgil Browne Glencoe Charter School-Agency

W

  • Washington Parish School Board
  • Webster Parish School Board
  • West Baton Rouge Parish School Board
  • West Carroll Parish School Board
  • West Feliciana Parish School Board
  • Winn Parish School Board

Z

  • Zachary Community School District

It is critical to make certain the Title IX investigation at your child's Louisiana 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 Louisiana 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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