Ashland, PA asked in Education Law for Pennsylvania

Q: Can a parental request for student retention, due to "maturity" concerns, be denied by a public school system?

Student in question has appropriate academic and behavioral data to promote to next grade level.

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Jennifer Price
Jennifer Price
  • Education Law Lawyer
  • Murrysville, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: Yes, courts have allowed school districts to override parental desires to retain a student if data supports the school's decision to promote him/her to the next grade.

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