A Utah high school drew fire from parents after a yearbook committee reportedly decided to leave a special needs student out of the picture.
Leslee Bailey, mother to a special needs student in Tooele County, expressed shock when school administrators justified the decision to not include her daughter’s picture in the Blue Peak High School yearbook, according to local news affiliate Fox59.
“How would you feel if it was your child?” Bailey asked in an interview with Fox59. “You know, your child was left out because, as the principal told me, ‘We don’t have the pages.’”
School officials disputed the claim, arguing that the special needs students were separated from the student body in a transitional program that was designed to ease their way into the working world.