Bay Path Vocational School BSEA 18-05746

HO Rosa Figueroa

Hearing Officer found in student's favor that Bay Path Vocational Technical High School attendance polices violated Section 504 and discriminated against the student.  To stop discriminating against students with disabilities who missed school for medical reasons, Bay Path was ordered to revise their attendance policy.  For student, who had migraine headaches, the HO ordered:

  1. Any further medically excused absences will not count toward the maximum absence limit.
  2. Student will not be penalized for any medically excused absences and will be allowed to make up any tests/quizzes and/or assignments missed because of such absences.
  3. Student will be provided tutoring, including direct instruction, when necessary, due to medically excused absences