Answered on Oct 30th, 2017 at 4:54 PM
Yes, there is a way to hold the school accountable- bring a lawsuit for money damages. You can sue for the harassment and bullying but not for the suicide attempt, unless it happened on school grounds during school hours. A school district can be held liable for damages caused by bullying if the school failed to supervise and the injuries were foreseeable. It's unfortunate you didn't take legal action sooner. You must serve a notice of claim on the school district within 90 days of the latest act of bullying, and bring a lawsuit within one year after that, if no settlement can be reached. You might be able to reach a partial settlement with the school district fast, by negotiating an agreement that the school pay your daughter's private school tuition while the lawsuit proceeds.