Hi there, my daughter is in the 504 plan and one of her accommodations is extended time, if needed, for class work and homework assignments. Last week, her teacher gave every student a packet to take home for extra credit purposes only. Well my daughter turned it in 1 day late and her teacher didn't accept it. When I emailed her to ask why, she said extra credit assignments are not part of the accommodations because they're not mandatory assignments. I met with the school principal and she agreed with the teacher.
I'm confused about this because if the teacher is giving every student an opportunity for extra credit, shouldn't my daughter also be given that opportunity to complete it with her 2 day extension (if needed) just like all of her other graded assignments? Can the school refuse to apply her accommodation for extra credit assignments? Her 504 plan wasn't specific. It simply says "extra time when needed." and now they've updated that section and added "does not include extra credit assignments" and they want me to sign it.