I'm trying to get my son, who is a senior, school to change his class because he is not comprehending the course. We starting asking to switch him out 2 weeks after school started. They principal will to it because she feels he is not putting he best effort. My son is having anxiety attacks. We've said, we're okay with him getting standard diploma. Do I as a parent have an legal recourse to get the school to remove him from this class. Right now his GPA is being effected by it.
1 Answer from Attorneys
You're asking whether a court of law would agree to overrule a high
school principal on a specific school issue over which such court would
likely conclude that the principal or school system is probably far better equipped to handle than the courts. Therefore, i would be inclined
to answer, no, as to the availability of "legal recourse" for the
However, that doesn't necessarily mean that there's nothing you can do
if you disagree with this school principal's position as described, and would
suggest that you consider contacting the superintendant of the school system
and/or the local school board member(s) who may represent your area of the
locality involved and who may be able to assist you with this matter.
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