hi i found this site by accident and since i'm a bit desperate for info i am posting some questions in hopes that someone will have an answer or two for me. i am the parent of a middle school girl who is currently attending 7th grade in a charter school. she was diagnosed as adhd back in kindergarten and it medicated, she also presents with learning disabilities, OSA, and failure to thrive. Before placing my child in charter school at beginning of this year the school was aware of the 504 plan that was in place as well as her struggles to succeed. we had a meeting, plan was discussed and then i watched as she continued to struggle and her grades got worse. at this point i requested new testing as it had been a long while and it was determined that she was eligible for an IEP. the iep was discussed and written then agreed upon by school counselor and myself....then i watched as her grades still got progressively worse. i am in the school almost weekly trying to get any type of support i can and there is alot of finger pointing at my child for her grades but i feel like the school itself has let her slip through the cracks and they dont care. when i ask for makeup work for her i do not get it, i have asked repeatedly to no avail, seems to me their favorite answer is dont worry about it! its may and she is failing, if i dont worry who will? why am i not advised when she fails 1 or 2 things instead of getting a progress report full of f's? i recently had a meeting with school principal on an unrelated matter and she instigated a talk about my childs progress or lack of, informed me that she may or not make it to next grade, that the school could not accomodate her with any extra learning help because city would not grant them the money for it and then said we could get her through this yr and with some summer school she would be put in 8th grade in A DIFFERENT school and that she would make sure an iep is put in place that would benefit her next year. What the heck is that? she also said it would have been better to keep 504 plan as it is a better plan (which i also believe) and that before she transfers we can go back to. Now maybe it's me in my frustration but it seems like noone here is willing to own whasts theirs and the school is not following the iep at all. my child is capable of learning she just needs to learn things a bit differently then other kids and not in great volumns at one time. so i wonder is she protected by any laws that would question why she has been allowed to maintain f's the entire year with no input from the school? what are my options here? as i'm sure many know when up against admins from the school one can get very frustrated....also are charter schools exempt from following an iep? are they required to uphold the standards set by the board of education? i would like to mention that other then her learning disabilities and very unorganized nature she is not and never has been a disciplinary problem so the school cannot use the distruptive card here. any one with a encouraging comment, an insight to where i should be looking for answers or what i should be asking this school would be great. thank you for reading my post and have a great day. oh we live in massachusetts if that helps......thanks again!!!