A mother disagrees with the administrators of her son's school, who believe he has received a "fair and appropriate public education" and should graduate.
My 17-year-old, who has ADHD, is a "senior" this year because he's in his twelfth year of school. He has had an IEP since second grade and is in both LD and emotional support classes. He has a D average or lower. The school says he should graduate this year because he has received a "Fair Appropriate Public Education" (FAPE). It seems to me that if he is still functioning below average, he should be able to continue in school instead of graduating. I asked about keeping him in school until he's 21 at his last IEP meeting, but they used the "FAPE" argument. Do I have any recourse?
Sounds like this is one for the lawyers. Take a look at attorney Lawrence M. Siegel's book, The Complete IEP Guide: How to Advocate for Your Special Ed Child.