Blind mother blames school district for children missing class; suing over ‘walk zone’ policy

ATLANTA, Ga. – Daffanie Todd’s three children have not been able to go to school for nine weeks.

The family lives within Continental Colony Elementary School’s “walk zone,” meaning they live one-and-a-half miles from the school.

According to WXIA, district leaders say students in that “walk zone” are not provided bus service unless they have a disability that keeps them from walking.

Todd, who is a single mother, is blind and has asked the school to make an exception to the law. Her lawyer says that Todd’s children are too young to walk alone and there are no sidewalks in that particular “walk zone.”

Now, the family is suing the school district, accusing it of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act.

However, the district claims the act doesn’t extend to the children of people with disabilities.