Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Teen's Battle to Get to School

A family in Alaska has won a judgment against the Anchorage School District. A judge has ruled the school district must provide transportation for 13-year-old Katelyn Reese to get to her school. She is the only middle-school student needing a ride from the Mat-Su school district to her classes at the Alaska State School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Anchorage. The Anchorage district school refused to give her ride in 2007, saying the Mat-Su district or the state should pay the bill. Katelyn Reese has been deaf since the age of three. The Anchorage district plans an appeal.