My daughter has been sick for four years. Is finally on home and hospital with the school they are dragging me through the ringer still trying to say she can come in to take finals. I have had it with them. I have many, many emails and doctors letters. She was suppose to be given a reduced schedule in December that never happened so her grades are needless to say awful, she finally got on home and hospital in March. The school is giving me a hard time about everything. Is there any thing I can do legally. I have been an emotional wreck trying to get her through with a descent GPA, which probably won't happen now. They said they cannot adjust the content of the finals, though she is not taught everything they are in class, so she has to take the same final, again effecting her grades. I am so upset, they will not work with me, they do not have her best interest at heart. She goes to Montgomery County Public Schools - Gaithersburg High School. We are in Maryland. Can you help?
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Maryland
Just counselors, vice principals, the principal and the family division at MCPS main office.
Thank you for the post, is your desired objective that she be permitted to take a modified final or finals based on what material she was actually taught when present in class?
I guess for a modified final. She has not been in class at all for the second semester and only gets six hours of home and hospital teaching for six hours a week for her four major subjects, math, science, history and english. I am unsure of how to get her a fair chance at the final. Are you still there or have I done something wrong???
Thank you, and would your desire be that the effect of the modified final be that if she passes then she be moved onto the next grade level?
I ask because that could be a bit problematic in that she would be passed upon an understanding of a portion of the curriculum, but to perform at the next grade level, she would need the benefit of a full understanding of the curriculum in her current grade level.
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