Absences: SCHOOL INSISTS WE HOMESCHOOL, WON’T MAKE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR MEDICAL CONDITION

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Share

Sara: Can a school force me to homeschool child due to his absences from a chronic medical condition? He is 14 and was diagnosed with POTS  (Postural Tachycardia Syndrome) a year ago. He is in a new school and they want us to homeschool him because he misses classes. They told us they wont be able to make accommodations for him starting in 9th grade?

Leave a Reply

2 Comments on "Absences: SCHOOL INSISTS WE HOMESCHOOL, WON’T MAKE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR MEDICAL CONDITION"

Notify of
800

Sara, the idea that this school told you, a parent that “we won’t be able to make accommodations for your sick child, you need to educate him on your own” is illegal and flat out wrong. You need to educate yourself about the laws, your child’s rights & your parental rights. You need to build a team of professionals who can help your boy. Team building takes time but it’s worthwhile – these professionals will be your greatest allies. We have tons of info about how to advocate for your child on Wrightslaw but I suggest you start with our book, From Emotions to Advocacy [ http://www.wrightslaw.com/bks/feta2/feta2.htm ] Read it, study it, follow the steps. That book will probably teach you everything you need to know to turn this situation around. Please keep us posted.

Sara,
I had the same issue. Virginia guidance says however; a doctor or psychologist can request homebound. I have played this game with the school and the school providing a nurse for my son. I just remind the school/superintendents that his doctor wants my son to attend school. cheers! Read the law for your state.

wpDiscuz