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GIFTED school, can agifted school in socal LAUSD

kick my child out, for not meeting grade standards?? and can i sue for discrimination? THANK U

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:36 AM on Oct. 24, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Yes, they can and no you can't.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:52 AM on Oct. 24, 2009

  • Without more information it's hard to form an opinion but here are some thoughts:
    -if it's a GIFTED school - is there a certain criteria that a child must meet before being accepted? A certain IQ or ability?
    -is your child still performing at that level and with the same ability?
    -what does the handbook/admissions package say about falling below grade level?

    It "seems" (again, with only limited knowledge) that if it is an admission school - meaning it accepts students based on IQ or ability - then a child who no longer meets those standards should not be in attendance.

    That said - I also don't know if they offer remedial help (in the short term) to assist a child in getting BACK up to speed.

    It seems unlikely that you could sue for discrimination if the school is specifically established for gifted children and the child in question doesn't meet the criteria.

    Answer by auroragold at 7:55 AM on Oct. 24, 2009

  • If they have certain criteria which must be met for attending their school, and your kid isn't meeting the criteria...they sure can.

    You can try to sue, but the judge is going to look at the school records, the contract you signed (if there is one) the school's criteria for attending and why your kid was expelled. And if your kid didn't meet the criteria, the judge is going to thank you for wasting his time and tell you where to send the fees for the courts time, your lawyer will willingly take your money and your kid will go to public school.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:57 AM on Oct. 24, 2009

  • If the child isn't meeting the grade standards yes they have all rights to kick your child out.. It isn't discrimination.

    Answer by KalebsMommee at 10:52 AM on Oct. 24, 2009

  • If you child is not meeting the standard they can kick them out. That makes room for a child who can.

    I wouldn't put expect much out of a gifted school in Southern California. My son was in one we moved to a state with very high academic standards my son went from being one of the most advanced 2nd graders in California to average in our new state. The standards in Cali are very low.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:38 PM on Oct. 24, 2009

  • Sounds like you have no grounds to sue. Your child maybe isn't as gifted as you thought. Sorry.

    Anon:38, yeah, that's true of SoCal. We lived there. I taught there for 9 years. The standards are VERY low, and yet, they're still not being met. oy!


    Answer by Pnukey at 2:35 PM on Oct. 26, 2009

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