At this point, I feel retention would have a devastating effect on him. However, I think the extra year would help him in the future. How can I find out what my legal rights are concerning the decision to retain him?
Has your son ever been evaluated by your local school system for a possible learning disability? If so, does he have an individual education plan (IEP)? The LRP Publications website includes access to a number of documents about your rights that might be helpful to you. You can also contact Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CHADD) at their toll-free number (1-800-233-4050) to see if there is a branch of this parent advocacy group near you. They can provide you with information as well as referrals for assistance.