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Norm Hall, a member of the Fairfax County Special Education Parent-Teacher Association, asked FCPS Superintendent Scott Brabrand about the attendance requirements in the Every Student Succeeds Act, which was signed by former President Barack Obama on Dec. 10, 2015, and how its implementation would affect handicapped or gifted students who require special teaching approaches, equipment and care within or outside the regular classroom. “I respect the law and I’m going to work within it, but I’m also going to make sure that we’re treating our kids right and with dignity,” Brabrand said. “I feel that we have a voice in Richmond to get the flexibility that we need,” he added.

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