Graduation: MY SON DIDN’T MEET GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

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Yolanda:  My son is a senior and has an iep but the counselor said he didn’t meet all the requirements to graduate. I wanted to know if he can still walk and come back to finish the semester to complete the requirements?

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Sharon L.

My son did just that. He walked with his class and went another year in school and was serviced via the IEP. Remember that graduation is a “change of placement” and the school is no longer obligated to provide a Free and appropriate education (FAPE) for free.

Chuck

The answer can vary between states, so you need to determine your state’s rules & the district policies. Your state parent training & information project can assist you. http://www.parentcenterhub.org/find-your-center/