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Samantha:  I would like for my daughter to be in full day school but the school tells me she is not ready and they are keeping her to half days only. How can I change this?
I’m also concerned for my son because the school is short staffed and I feel my children are not being protected enough because the school needs to hire more teachers and aides. What can I do concerning this matter?

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09/07/2017 12:55 am

My daughter attended a special ed school in NJ (Oct 2016-Jan 2016) which was a full day program for 5 days a week and we moved to WA in the same school year (Mar 2017). When we asked for a full day school the district denied stating she is small for the full day program and can think of it from the next year. She has turned 4 yrs this June and now the district says we need supporting data that she needs a full day school and we have to call for an IEP meeting. The district has not done any evaluations or created a new IEP till date since March and now they say that her previous IEP from NJ has expired and cannot give a full day school. What can be done?

09/07/2017 11:11 am
Reply to  Amruta

Your state parent training & information project will know WA rules, & will be able to assist you.

01/09/2017 5:50 pm

Samantha, Your question is hard to answer without more facts. Has your child attended full-time in the past? If yes, when did this change with her going part-time?

How old is she? Does she receive special ed services? What services does she receive per an IEP?

What reason does the school give for not allowing your child to attend school full-time? When can you expect her to attend full-time?

If you have not put your concerns in writing, you need to do so right away.