Good thoughts, if you can

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by Shari, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    I know the power of the board.

    The school, while having been fairly decent of late, is, I'm pretty sure, building a case to start removing Wee's supports. I have no doubt it is either the principal or the super behind it.

    I am trying to figure out how to head it off.

    If you can spare a prayer, I'd appreciate it.
  2. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    YOU GOT IT!!!

    "He's doing so well" - hahaha. Let's see what the board can do to DEactivate this koi!!!
  3. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    good thoughts and prayers headed your way.
  4. buddy

    buddy New Member

    uggg. sorry about that.

    why exactly do they think he IS doing so well.. duh

    good thoughts going to you...
  5. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?


    He's doing well because they are giving him what he needs. Take it away and it will fall apart, I gaurantee it. But I would bet money that is what they are working on.

    Mainstream shamestream. The outside consultant (who came in and said THE SAME THING the "in district" consultant said) said it would take 12-18 months PER YEAR of behavior to extinct it. We've been almost 12, but he's not on a full day yet. Close, but not there.

    I will be glad to give their methods a try, just as soon as they sign an agreement that no matter what, they keep him at school and don't call me or have him arrested or charged.

    I seriously dislike them.
  6. Methuselah

    Methuselah New Member

    Shari, I'm sorry you are dealing with this.

    What they are doing doesn't make sense. It would be like taking away a support post placed to stop a sagging roof from collapsing, simply because the roof is now no longer in jeopardy of collapsing. :-/
  7. DaisyFace

    DaisyFace Love me...Love me not

    Well, I always like the eyeglasses argument...

    If a child was having trouble because he could not see the blackboard - and he started to improve after receiving eyeglasses...why would you then assume that his performance would continue to improve if you removed the eyeglasses?
  8. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    <LIKE> <LIKE> where's that button?!
  9. Malika

    Malika Well-Known Member

    Hope you "figure out how to head it off".
  10. rdland

    rdland New Member

    Love this!!!
    Hang in there and I hope you can keep them from doing this.
  11. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Sending good thoughts. It just doesn't make sense (shaking my head).
  12. 1905

    1905 Well-Known Member

    Sending good thoughts your way! I truly cannot believe this, how can they be so cheap? Ask if the supports are needed elsewhere in the district. This may explain things, they are tooo cheap to hire more staff.
  13. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    I think thats it, uan. And I have half a notion to tell them that I think that's their plan...not that it will help, but. He's been there 4 years. And we have less than 1 decent it REALLY time to pull whats working.
  14. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    Maybe we should start up that posse for YOU this time?
  15. TeDo

    TeDo Guest

    Maybe THAT'S what they should be trying to do BEFORE they try to pull supports. Another DUH!!

    You GO girl!!!

    Posse standing by.........
  16. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    Ugh. I was afraid of this when I saw the post. They had best NOT pull supports until they have him at successful full days, but of course they are short sighted idjits. So they will want to.

    Stand your ground and take none of this from any of them. let them know that you are prepared to take any/all action if they take his supports. He needs them, he has them, they remove them and have him arrested for acting out that THEY caused and you will take them to court.

    Have a sit down with THEIR lawyer about this. He seems like a reasonable human being and more than once has told them that they can't do what they want/are doing because it is illegal and they have to do it your way. When THEIR atty says this, THEY know they are idjits and maybe will refrain from exposing their true nature.

    I am so disgusted with your school district, and I know it is worse for you.

  17. JJJ

    JJJ Active Member

    I would start your own campaign.

    "The current supports have shown to help Wee but he is still not receiving his FAPE as he is still unable to attend a full day of school. What additional supports are needed to make this happen?"
  18. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Adding in my good thoughts, Shari.
  19. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

  20. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    Team meets soon to review the IEP. I'll fake sick and make them postpone the meeting if I have to. Staying on the slightly shorter days is better than throwing him in mainstream for NEW MATH INSTRUCTION at the end of the day, IMVHO. I'll end the meeting and file another child complaint if that's what it comes down to (I have one, and maybe 2, almost ready to file right now) and get the advocates back involved.

    I've already called their attorney.

    And remember, I could be wrong (but I will never know...if they don't try to push the extended day with no aid - will it be that they weren't going to? Or that the lawyer told them not to? The world may never know.) I am just speculating that is there move. But the speculation is based on - the principal has a control complex, and I've stood up to her when Wee had his "major rage" at school earlier this year. Her big threat to charge him and suspend him for a week was blown out of the water and I called BS on her stories to cover her butt. I've rejected her plan to extend his day without an aid twice. I know they don't have available staff to extend his day. And I called her out on her blatant violation of privacy by her conversations with me out in the middle of public (at a football game, and at a restaurant where she sat down at the table with us to talk about Wee and his previous behaviors without an aid with Wee sitting RIGHT THERE! I'm supposed to tell her about him hitting, spitting, and throwing chairs in front of him??? Surrounded by his peers, no less...) To say she doesn't like me would be like saying nuclear war would make you sick.

    I also recently learned that she's looking to be a superintendent.

    I have also since heard a rumor that I have not been able to confirm, but it came from another teacher in the building. The subjective part of the rumor is that the principal was brought in to her previous principal job to make some heads roll. That several teachers were fired within a year of her arrival into that district. Subsequently, though, she was fired for being too strict. I am trying to at least confirm whether or not she was fired.