The same supervisor that oversaw the disaster that was 2nd semester of 4th grade for Tigger is the supervisor for the ESY programs in our area. ESY starts in less than two weeks. I just got the letter for Eeyore on Friday and Tigger's letter has still not arrived. Since they could be assigned a class time anywhere between 8am-2:30pm it was impossible to register them for any summer programs, impossible to make committed plans, etc. I called, again, today to get Tigger's info. Per her, his letter may have been in the group that went out on the 7th -- which means it won't get here until the weekend, giving less than 10 days notice. Tigger has been assigned the earliest class time (despite it being said at his IEP meeting that he was to be given the latest possible start), was not assigned to his social worker's group (despite it being noted in his IEP that it should be a priority to do so), and she is refusing to tell me how many, if any, of the same kids from his fall class are in his group (because he won't be able to come home after the first day and tell me???). Under her supervision, the ED program was a disaster. Of the 3 children assigned to it over the course of the year, two were yanked out by their parents (including us) due to the gross incompetence of the staff. The superintendent of our district gave me a personal apology regarding how bad it was. This year, with a new supervisor who fired all the staff except 1, the program has been the most amazing success. When everyone saw how great the program was, it went from 2 boys to 6 by the end of the year, because principals were no longer terrified to send a child there. She definitely threw the teacher under the bus but now seeing how she handled the ESY programs, he lack of managerial skills were also a clear factor. So now, for a ridiculous 18 hours of "social skills", it will take me at least 18 hours to deal with her. Now I have to research the staff he has been assigned to, call around to see which of the boys may be in his room, and if, after researching it, think that it may be worth a try, drive Tigger there on the first day and observe to see if they can handle the classroom. Tigger's staff pushed me very hard to let them put him in ESY and I very reluctantly agreed. I worked hard to get Tigger all excited about going. Now, I already have a headache.