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The Hutchinson MN school district wants to put an * by any

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The Hutchinson MN school district wants to put an * by any grade for a person whodoes not do the whole course load. Even for students with IEP's and other documented issues. For the students with disabilities so they can not complete the full course load is this legal?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Education Law
Expert:  Ely replied 2 years ago.
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I am sorry to hear about this situation.
Yes, it is lawful, unless the IEP specifically states that talks about individualized grading. See here. Most IEPs focus on behavior, punishment, and special rights for tests, but not so many focus on grading.
So it is possible if the IEP does not discuss it.
Assuming it does not, one may wish to ask the school for extra time to make the grade official, and then to call a meeting to CHANGE the IEP to include a plan for individualized grading. If this fails for this semester, then at the very least the issue can be set in stone (so to speak) for future semesters to come.
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