14 year old Robert Mota wants to go to class. In fact, he is in the school building. But because he uses a power chair and the school elevator has been broken for three weeks straight, he's unable to get to his three classes on the second floor. As a result, teachers have marked him with unexcused absences and he's received uncharacteristically low grades.
The A and B student talks in a video about his experience, expressing frustration with the delay in repairs to the elevator. School officials are waiting for the lowest bid to repair the elevator.
But before anyone thinks that the money issue is the sole one here, let me point out that there is no mention in the article of any attempt to move Robert's class to the first floor, to use technology (such as a laptop with a webcam) or any other solution to resolve this situation to provide access to his classes. Instead, Robert remains alone in a room downstairs while his classes are held a floor above him.
He says he misses his ninth grade classmates.
Meanwhile school officials have said that "efforts are under way to try and get elevator repairs started by Friday".
How about using some resourcefulness in the meantime?