I received an emailed letter from the superintendent of my child's school district, notifying me that I am prohibited from entering my child's school without a prior appointment. Failure to comply with the prohibition will be considered trespassing. I suspect the decision is retaliation for my special education advocacy. The decision was based on my supposedly having gone to a teacher's classroom before school, without signing in, to talk with the teacher. In fact, I signed in, and went to the teacher's room to ask him to contact me at his earliest convenience. But there had already been a warning letter a few weeks ago (because I signed in and went to the nurse's office to ask the nurse to notify me in future when my child makes a non-routine visit to the school Health Office, e.g. after a sprain in P.E.). In neither case was I threatening or disruptive. (However, that doesn't prevent these people from claiming that they felt intimidated, and once they start talking about feeling intimidated, then they start talking about feeling threatened, as though those were exact synonyms.)
I can file a "310" appeal to the state Commissioner of Education; however, this is slow. There is a backlog. Note there is a 30 day statute of limitations and the burden of proof would be on me to show that the superintendent acted arbitrarily and capriciously. Here's the FAQ. There is a page about stays.
I am aware that I can file a complaint with the Dept of Ed Office for Civil Rights (OCR), but they have an even worse backlog and this option would be even slower.
The FAQ say one can go to court instead. I would like to consider the option of going to court instead, but I don't know where to start. What would be the jurisdiction? What would my court action be called (some sort of "suit" perhaps)? Where do I find instructions? Would court be quicker than 310? How does the degree of difficulty of proving one's case compare? What about affidavits and witnesses -- how does that compare? What would a court case cost? (310 is free, I believe.)
If you only have a partial answer, that's okay, any info you can share would be appreciated.
In both cases I would proceed without a lawyer.