What options are available if a school district is not implementing your child's IEP? Some parents find themselves in the unfortunate situation of having fought for their child's educational rights and obtained appropriate services for their child, only to have the school subsequently fail to implement those services.
As a parent, you always want to know how your child is doing in school and what you can do to help. This might include checking out your child's school records to see what exactly is going on while they are at school. In the alternative, you might just want to have a copy of the records because you think you might not be getting all of the information you need from your child's school. You may be asking yourself: Aren't I entitled, as a parent, to a copy of my child's records?
Recently, in Buffalo, NY, a 14 year old high school student committed suicide due to repeated instances of bullying by peers due to his sexual orientation. Following a criminal investigation which resulted in no charges filed against the perpetrators, the Williamsville Central School District suspended several teens suspected to have been involved. This tragic event is only the most recent in a long line of bullying instances across the United States.