Ex-Allderdice (PA) Student Sues Pittsburgh Schools Claiming the District Failed Her After Illness

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A former Pittsburgh Allderdice High School student sued the district Sunday, alleging that after she fell ill, the district failed to educate her, derailing a promising academic career.

The student, identified by the initials K.K. in the complaint, swam, rowed, ran cross country, and studied advanced chemistry, math, Japanese and Chinese, according to the complaint attorney Jeffery J. Ruder filed in U.S. District Court. In her junior year, she developed a severe stomach problem that kept her home for months, it said.

The student wanted to keep up her studies, but the district only gave her 2.5 hours a week of in-home teaching by "an instructor unqualified to provide instruction in all academic course[s]," according to the complaint.

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