Elementary school parent in Raytown District says daughter needs more of a challenge

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RAYTOWN, Mo. -- A Raytown parent is frustrated that the school district denied her request to transfer her 10-year-old to another school.

Brandy Bonner says the school her daughter, Breanna, currently attends is not academically challenging enough. But when she asked to transfer her, the school said no.

“What right do they have to stick me in one school and say you can’t move past here,” said Brandy.

She says her daughter is an "A" student, even taking classes above her grade level. But she says now Breanna needs more than Westridge Elementary can offer.

When you look at Missouri’s MAP testing in the 2013-2014 school year, Westridge performs well below the Raytown District's average for communications, math and science. It lags even farther behind in the state average for all school districts.

“I get bored in the classroom because I’m not really learning anything new. I’ve learned everything at that school,” said Breanna of her classroom.

FOX 4 reached out to the school district but it would not comment. Brandy says she’s been talking with the school to try and figure out another alternative for her daughter.

“It shouldn’t be this hard for us to educate our kid. It shouldn’t be this hard ,” said Brandy.

As a mom, Brandy says she just wants what’s best for her only child and says she hopes the school will have her best interest in mind as well.



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