Melissa: This last week of school we were just notified that our daughter Sarah will be retained in the first grade, When I asked why the teacher could only say that Sarah did not read fast enough. In my opinion I was not notified soon enough to get Sarah help and I don’t think reading slow is reason enough to hold back a child. We have just been told that this teacher loves to retain children and one year retained over half of her class. My daughter is very smart but also very shy if she read slow it was more likely so she would not be embarrassed. I Know My Child and would like to know what I can do about this. She does not deserve to be held back We live in West Virginia and when we called the school board they said it was up to the teacher and principal to pass or fail a child, the board would not help or tell me what I can do I Really Need to Know My Rights In This Matter PLEASE HELP!!!!! Thank you for taking the time to read this!