Can a private school do whatever they want?
Dd's principal has enrolled her on a "probationary" status (she's been there 2 years already), and will not consider her completely enrolled until we sign a document regarding the accomdations that we and the school agree to.
Isn't that a 504?
But, it is not a 504, obviously. I am really scared that as soon as we sign something saying we agree to what the school is doing, then we have lost ground on requesting an actual 504. I'm scared if we don't sign something, then they refuse to take her.
Dh, for some reason, feels more like an adversary here, and I can't figure out why. Every time we discuss this, we just end up arguing. He wants a 504 also, but doesn't want to "push it."
Can they even do this as a requirement of enrollment? Or does this violate some part of the 504?
We talked with the public school today. Apparently they don't do 504's for FA's either. So, while I would have a bit more legal leverage there (they can't all the sudden decide she can't go to school there anymore), it would not gain us any ground 504 wise, and it would mean transfering her two older sisters out of a really good class as well.
It probably is not helping us that the diocese is currently being sued for refusing enrollment of a child who's parents refused some immunization. The front page of the Austin paper had an article about it, including a part where I think they were discussing non-discrimination based on school lunch funding. Completely different issue, but I'm sure they are feeling embattled.
So, I'm sitting here, about to cut and paste my 504 proposed document, into some other private school "approved" document, with the fear that they just say "Oh, we can't do any of that...do you still want dd here?"
He's already said "we can't do a PN free table with a sign, that might just make someone want to walk by and smear PB on it." Are they not cleaning the tables anyways? And this at the school where there are some of the nicest kids I have ever met, most of whom think dd is the cat's meow. And this is less preferable than the every 4th friday PB&J lunch they have, that is getting smeared everywhere?
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Rose, 7-31-02, PA
Beatrice & Georgia, 8-14-99
[This message has been edited by Lori Jo (edited August 22, 2007).]