San Bernardino, CA asked in Education Law for California

Q: Can my daughter's school district deny her entry for not going to school during school closures during COVID?

My daughter did not attend school last year due to severe mental health issues. After intensive therapy and rehab she is now ready to go back but her district won't enroll her because she missed the while last year. Can they do that?

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Michelle Alissa Ball
Michelle Alissa Ball
  • Education Law Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: All students in California are mandated to be enrolled in/receive education from ages 6-18 and this education must be provided by the local school district, generally, where they live unless they were suspended or expelled or attend another entity (private school, etc.).

Special education rights need to also be explored.


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