Wow! Take a look at this complaint against Family Foundation Academy Charter School. (October 20, 2012)
FFA does not, however, provide a summer school program for this purpose. Parent sought intervention from FFA’s school board without success. Parent subsequently enrolled Student in a private tutoring program over the summer providing 30 hours of instruction in math. Parent believed the private tutoring would provide Student with “credit” for math to allow her promotion to the 9th grade. But, FFA refused to promote Student to the 9th grade based on the math instruction she received over the summer.
Family foundation’s contentions is the student failed math because, “Rather, Student’s primary issues are described as being overly talkative, social, and distracted by the presence of peers”. “Nor is there is any evidence Parent or school personnel requested a special” The parent claimed their child was ADD.
The complaint alleges Family Foundations Academy Charter School (“FFA”) violated the Individuals with Disabilities Education (“IDEA”) and corresponding state and federal regulations by failing to evaluate Student to determine her eligibility for special education related services education evaluation.
I realize the core complaint is the parents claims their child is ADD and Family Foundation Academy Charter failed to provide evaluation. Read through the complain BUT, I find it interest the student failed math and was not promoted to the 9th grade. It appears Family Foundation Academy doesn’t offer summer school and was not obligated to provide special services because the deemed student not Special Ed. However it appears the parents paid for private summer school for 30 hours to make up the math credit and it appears even with the private summer school paid by the parent the student still wasn’t promoted.
Parent believed the private tutoring would provide Student with “credit” for math to allow her promotion to the 9th grade. But, FFA refused to promote Student to the 9th grade based on the math instruction she received over the summer.