Is Highlands more interested in their graduation rate than assisting a student with Autism

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    Almost assuredly the school district will be paying, just like if a student from their school district were to require attending the Kentucky School For The Blind in Louisville, the school district pays for that - including the cost of student housing in Louisville.
    My guess then would be that Highlands does not want to set the precedent that they will pay for this school. There are a lot of autistic/special needs children out there, some of which require private aides, provided by schools. That could get quite expensive for public/independent schools.

    Both the parents and the school district paid far more money in legal fees than it would to send the boy to this program, so they both had a point to make. I canít imagine the graduation rate was a factor.
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