You Be The Judge: This Girl Was Kicked Out Of Her Private School Over Her Cancer?
This has been an interesting debate.
A 12-year-old Michigan girl who just made it through the biggest fight of her life has been dealt another blow. In August 2012, Rose McGrath, of Battle Creek, was diagnosed with leukemia. But last week, her family received a letter from her school that would turn her world upside down.
Rose has been with the Battle Creek Area Catholic Schools all her life, but attending school got difficult when she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2012.
According to the letter from St. Joseph Middle School, Rose was dismissed because she could not meet academic or attendance standards. Rose attended 32 full days this year. In the meantime, the McGraths say they have filed a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights, and the family is waiting to hear if any action will be taken.
A Battle Creek girl and cancer survivor was kicked out of her Catholic school for too many absences, her mother said.
She has only been to 32 days of school the entire year and with six weeks of classes left in the year, the 12-year-old has been forced to transfer to a public school.