I need to update before I completely forget! I think at last update, Wee was planning to go to ESY with his dedicated aid, since she would be the one we would be relying on heavily for next year, given that his SpEd teacher was leaving. SpEd teacher had informed me that the district had interviewed and hired two new SpEd teachers, but wasn't sure where they would be placed. Both had spent time in her room. The District was balking at my push to get SpEd's tools and tactics on paper for the incoming teacher, and also balking at having a meeting, period. Well....we had the meeting on the last day of school, and the SpEd teacher started a document for the incoming teachers. We agreed to meet before the end of ESY. ESY ended last week, and we met again on the last day. After the previous meeting, the district approached Wee's SpEd teacher and asked her to reconsider leaving. Not sure the specifics, but she is STAYING! They also hired another SpEd teacher, one of the two that spent time in the classroom with Wee. The district's plan is, instead of an aid, Wee will split time between the two SpEd teachers. One of the two will be with him at all times, even in the mainstream room and during specials. The district says they hope this will allow Wee to be at school more; if one is out, he will still have the other teacher present. Wee did very well in ESY with the aid. He will start the year off with at least as long a day as he ended this year on. They also suggested if there was a more logical ending point within a half hour later of his current day's end time, they were ok with going ahead and adding those additional minutes. I'm sure there's plenty of bad in this. we still haven't met the new principal and she's not "new" to being a principal. This will be her 4th school. That always worries me. Ant this wasn't an official meeting. And Mr Atty was not present...BUT...the fact that he wasn't could be a good sign, also. For a long time this year, NO ONE spoke to me without going thru him first. (I always found it funny because they tried to hide it...I joked about the Shari communication committee, and occasionally would just include the atty on the email myself, and save them the trouble...) But, I am thinking that maybe, perhaps, the district has decided we're not going away and they might as well just figure something out? I don't know. Oh, the other bad thing...remember principal Pretty Boy? Not sure how, but he's on the school board as of April. Don't understand it all, but I think it was pretty underhanded. They didn't print names on the ballots in order to "save money", and it was not much publicized that he was running...so I think its time for me to start making an appearance at board meetings. Put a face and a family behind the name kinda a thing. Cause we don't have a friend in him.