Graduation: TRANSITION GOALS NOT MASTERED, CAN SCHOOL FORCE GRADUATION?

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Kellie:  At the end of my daughter’s senior year she will have earned the required amount of credits to graduate. She will not, however, have mastered her IEP/transition goals. We do not want her to receive her diploma so she can return to school. Can the District force us to accept her diploma? Can she return to school until she is 22 and attend the school for more academics and vocational training?

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Marcia
01/26/2019 2:22 pm

I am very interested if your daughter was allowed to continue in school. I am in a very situation with my son.

Peter
01/29/2019 1:40 pm
Reply to  Marcia

Marcia: There is a very good article here on wrightslaw written by Robert Crabtree. “https://www.wrightslaw.com/info/fape.graduate.crabtree.htm” – sorry I don’t know how to properly post a link but I’m sure you can just cut and paste.

In my state we have to navigate a complex system of transition supports through other state agencies. I’m sure most states have similar processes so it’s really helpful to find a knowledgeable advocate or mentor from the link that Chuck posted below.

It really doesn’t help anyone when a student is forced out of school before they are properly prepared, and then expecting them to become fulfilled, contributing members of society. The State puts them through job readiness programs and declares them “unemployable” before they even know what they’re good at.

Chuck
03/02/2017 1:25 pm

Your state parent training & information project can assist you in understanding the rights your daughter has, & how to address the school on this. http://www.parentcenterhub.org/find-your-center