#StudentsHaveRights: Resources for Students and Parents
See below for printable materials.
Watch our video of a client family telling their story of how Georgia Legal Services helped keep 13-year-old Mikia in school.
Read our press release about the campaign launch.
All school-age children have a right to enroll in public school. See this FLYER about school enrollment.
Read this helpful report on Reforming Discipline in GA Schools authored by Georgia Legal Services Program attorneys.
Student Rights Postcard in English
Student Rights Postcard in Spanish
Student Rights Brochure, Inside page in Spanish
Student Rights Brochure, Outside page in Spanish
Ira L. Foster
478-751-6261 ex 6497
Ira L. Foster is the Managing Attorney with the Georgia Legal Services Program in Macon, Georgia. He has spent the past several years concentrating on breaking up the school-to-prison pipeline, working to bring together school systems and community partners to keep students in school and out of juvenile court. He has written widely on the topic.
Ira attended undergraduate college at Fort Valley State University in Fort Valley, Georgia. Ira attended graduate school at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. Ira obtained his law degree from North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina.
Ira is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia, the Macon Bar Association, the Houston County Bar Association, the Georgia Alliance of African American Attorneys and the William Augustus Bootle Inn of Court. Some honors and awards for Ira include being selected as an American Bar Association Foundation Fellow, Macon Bar Association’s Lawyer of the Year in 2007, Fort Valley State University Alumni of the Year in Social Sciences, the Dublin-Laurens County Black Festival’s Committee Citizen of the Year, the Adopt A Role Model Program Big Brother of The Year, the State Bar of Georgia Supreme Court Justice Robert Benham’s Community Service Award and the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., State of Georgia 2011 Fraternity Brother of The Year. Ira currently serves as a board member of the Fort Valley State University Housing Foundation, The Alpha Georgia Education Foundation, Inc., and The Central Georgia United Way.