BULLYING - BURLINGTON COUNTY
Negotiation with school district to obtain a change in placement, additional services in 504
TP is a 13-year-old 7th-grader who has a 504 plan. In December 2018, she was assaulted by another student in school and sustained a concussion. Following the incident, she was also cyberbullied. TP is now afraid to return to school because the student who assaulted her is still there, and has consequently been on home instruction since the incident occurred. The district refuses to consider an alternative placement for her and wants her to return to school before the end of the school year. TP’s pediatrician is not recommending that she return. TP’s mother, SP, is seeking help in advocating for a change in placement and any other services TP may require to ensure a safe return to school.
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