School: Legal?

       The Horse Forum > Life Beyond Horses > Parenting

School: Legal?

This is a discussion on School: Legal? within the Parenting forums, part of the Life Beyond Horses category

    Like Tree38Likes

    LinkBack Thread Tools
        12-20-2013, 08:55 AM
    School: Legal?

    Hey everybody, I was just wondering if there was some way to prevent this. My friend was sick from school for two weeks because she had to have her appendix taken out. Now, one of her teachers wont let her make up any quizzes, homework, or labs (It's Chemistry). Is there any rule/law to prevent this? I know there isn't one within my school, but I thought there might be a state rule saying that you have to let students make up their work. Her grade went from a "C" to an "F," and she might have to retake the class next year if the teacher won't let her make up any work. I live in Ohio, if the rules differ between states. Can anyone help?
    Sponsored Links
        12-20-2013, 08:56 AM
    Why don't her parents contact the principal and school board? I'd think the teacher was overstepping her boundaries, but it's up to her parents to get involved.
        12-20-2013, 08:59 AM
    Green Broke
    Well it does seem extreme, but there is always summer school.
        12-20-2013, 09:03 AM
    She should talk to school administration with her parents and provide doctors notes.
    Posted via Mobile Device
    Foxtail Ranch likes this.
        12-20-2013, 10:00 AM
    Green Broke
    Have her parents contact the school (teacher, principal, etc) and bring doctor's notes. She should be allowed to make up work that she missed due to a properly documented medical condition. Also, just because a person is absent from school does not mean that they should automatically be exempt from all assignments. With very few exceptions, a student can still complete some assignments sent home by the teacher. If she (and her parents) didn't make any attempt to find out what work she missed and what she could do while in bed to try and keep up, then there may be issues. Also, if a student misses a certain number of class periods of a class around here- REGARDLESS of the reason, medical or not- they will not be able to pass the class. If you have an extended illness then that's really an unfortunate thing, but in reality the chances that you've gotten everything you can out of the course while not being present most of the time is unlikely. Don't know if your friend has exceeded the number of absent days, but I guess it's possible.

    Though, I don't think that you're the one in the position to be fighting this battle.
    Speed Racer likes this.
        12-20-2013, 10:08 AM
    Did she or her parents stop and consider telling teachers etc. that she would be missing so much time? Even if it was an emergency it seems to me that a parent could have placed a phone call explaining the situation and asked for some sort of work for at home while she recovered.

    While I see it from your friends point of view you have to try and see it from the teachers as well. How much time would it take to re give all quizes/tests, make up labs etc?
        12-20-2013, 10:25 AM
    Have you looked in the school handbook? They hand them out at the beginning of the year for these reasons. MyBoySi does have a point, if the teacher was unaware of the extended absence then they might not have made time for make up work. Your friend might have to stay after school, go in during lunch and go in early in the mornings or take summer or night school. I was taking AP Chem when I had my wisdom teeth out and that's what I did because there wasn't time in the class room.

    Her and her parents do need to go and talk to the administration and provide the documentation necessary to clear up everything. It might be that no one contacted the school and told them the extent of her absence.
        12-20-2013, 10:49 AM
    I'll guarantee if I didn't give one of my students make up work, after being out for 2wks post surgery, I'd be looking for work.

        12-20-2013, 11:04 AM
    She and her mom (her parents are divorced) did contact the school. They met with the principal and the guidance counselor, but they said it was up to the teacher to decide. I don't know if she contacted the teacher in advance to let him know she wouldn't be there, but she did have a doctor's excuse.
        12-20-2013, 11:06 AM
    Well then, if they didn't do due diligence and let the teacher know ahead of time that's their error, not the teacher's.

    Seems to me if the principal is standing behind his/her teacher, there's a lot more to the story that you're not telling us.
    dbarabians and Red Gate Farm like this.

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:


    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Old school vs New school Horsemanship Shropshirerosie Jokes and Funnies 2 11-22-2013 01:44 PM
    Legal Help Caine Horse Boarding 3 09-21-2013 03:40 PM
    Is this legal? Beauseant Horse Talk 5 12-10-2011 10:04 PM
    is this 'legal'...? alexischristina Horse Shows 33 04-27-2010 01:55 AM
    School Master or School Mistress wanted takeoffyourcolours Horses for Sale 0 08-01-2009 09:01 AM

    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:23 PM.

    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0