New Baltimore, MI asked in Education Law for Michigan

Q: can my fully virtual student be forced to come in person for exams?

my senior in high school has been virtual since late October, and all of last year as our schools don't follow CDC protocols. She has severe anxiety and physical health problems. She's pretty much an A student, but needs to take a couple midterm exams. This time they want to force her to come in person. Covid is running rampant in our community because most of the population doesn't believe in it. I'm almost 70 and high risk. Worked for the same schools for 2 years, most of which was during the pandemic, and they don't even clean it properly, much less have masking or distancing. Now they're saying she can come after hours n take it alone. Can they force her?

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Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: Probably. I think when it comes down to it, the school will be able to say they made reasonable accommodations.

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