Apparently tomorrow is Pink Slip Friday in our state and many teachers are being layed off work because of our budget crisis. A protest of sorts has been organized whereby teachers are planning to wear pink and stand out in front of their school 30 minutes before classes start to show their solidarity. And of course, that coincides with difficult child 1's 504 plan meeting which is scheduled for the half hour before school starts. The counselor called me yesterday to alert me to the possibility that some of his teachers may be no-shows. She did say his Lang Arts teacher committed to being there because she's the one who has voiced the loudest concerns over difficult child 1's performance. Whomever doesn't show, the counselor said she will ask for written feedback from them to provide to the school psychologist who will be putting together the evaluation plan for difficult child 1 to see if he qualifies for services and an IEP. I'm meeting with the psychiatric next week, along with the RSP teacher and the S/L specialist to discuss the evaluation plan and hopefully coordinate with the private neuropsychologist we'll be seeing in a few weeks. I feel for the teachers. But they are not the only people in this country who are losing jobs. This just feels like an inappropriate way, given the current economic climate, to express themselves. It's only going to stress people out even more than they already are. Anyway, today I'm going over last year's evaluation for difficult child 2 to figure out what needs to be covered for difficult child 1 and formulating my questions for tomorrow's psuedo-meeting. It may be very short!