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How can I fight a 3rd grade retention in FL?

My 9 year old got retain in the 3rd grade. I believe the school is at fault. I asked for her to be tested (IEP) but the process took over a year. Well the teacher forgot to put in the paper work and it did not go in until after Jan. when I went in to complain.
I have so many complains and concerns but want to make this question short.
How or what can I do to fight this retention? Or at least file a formal complaint against the teacher?
In Topics: School and Academics
> 60 days ago

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Developmentalist
Aug 29, 2009

What the Expert Says:

Thanks for reaching out to Education.com. The good news is that you have rights!  One excellent practice is to always make sure your requests are in writing.  This article will lead you through the steps for advocating for your child:  http://www.education.com/magazine/article/Ref_Knowing_Your_Child_s/

We also have an Information Center on Advocating for Your Child:  http://www.education.com/topic/child-advocacy-at-school/

Your child is fortunate to have your concern and support.  We wish you the best of luck in working with your school.
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