Mom angry after yearbook omits special education students

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY, UT -- An angry Utah mother says school administrators made a mistake by leaving her daughter and her special education classmates out of a high school yearbook for the first time in years without announcing the change.

Leslee Bailey says yearbooks published by Blue Peak High School in Tooele, Utah, typically include pictures of students who attend a job skills program that shares the building.

Her daughter Amber Bailey, however, realized she wasn't in this year's edition only after going through it several times.

Tooele County School District Superintendent Scott Rogers says the decision was made to reflect that special needs program and alternative high school were separate and wasn't motivated by malice or bad intentions.

Leslee Bailey says the students interact regularly and that the school should have announced the change.