IT’S nearly three months after the start of the school year – but Wagga girl Bridgett Barr is still waiting to attend school.
A stoush between her mother, Angela Forman, and the Department of Education (DE) shows no sign of letting up.
The department wants Ms Forman to provide “detailed medical information” about a condition known as extreme chemical sensitivity so it could “develop an appropriate solution” into the future.
Ms Forman said the chemical sensitivity prevents her daughter from attending school in person as it causes allergies with cleaning products used by the school.
She said she sought medical advice on Tuesday about the condition.
“They (DE) say it doesn’t exist,” she said.
“I’ll keep biting away until she can go to school.”
A DE spokesman said distance education teachers were facilitating Bridgett’s classes off-site.
The spokesman said the DE had been working with Ms Forman since the beginning of the year.
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