so i had posted quick yesterday that my daugther's school has been doing some odd stuff, difficult child that is. they retested her on the standardized testing called ela's here in new york without my knowledge. It's how they score their math and reading scores and overall scores give overall school rating. they also threw her into resource with-o my knowledge due to her academic decline as of late particularly in math and handled it very poorly. so, after having alot of anxiety myself last night and sitting in bed till 4 a.m. between a case at work that's pretty intense and been really difficult a domestic violence situation i figured out and now working to get family safe and mom to do the right thing for all, and difficult child's ongoing issues. I had 2 hours of sleep. I went into school today to speak to principal before work. I was told by teacher yesterday if i do not want difficult child in resource i have to speak to principal on it. so i did. long story short principal ofcourse lunged, I DID NOT yay me. She said why wouldn't you want your daughter to have the help she needs, she failed the ela. I said first of all this is MY daughter and I have a right to be made aware of her being retested for the ela (it caused her great grief the first week of it), and I also have the right to know when my daughter visits the nurses office due to her anxiety, I also have the right to know and be informed if my daughter's math grades are failing (unbeknownst to me) and she is being offerred resource at this point. I said lastly the way in which the teacher handled it was highly in appropriate. I said i have the right as her parent to opt out for private tutoring at home. For a child like difficult child, and you have all her diagnosis docs she is much better served being in a one on one setting in her own home, as opposed to being thrown into a resource rm without any prior knowledge to me and to her and with-kids she does not know for an hour!! She began to than say well if she fails again in march (another ela) hate them by the way, she'll be pulled out 3x a week starting next september into resource! I said excuse me? I said first of all this only validates what I have been expressing for the past several mos that my daughter's diagnosis does infact effect her academics and a 504 or iep is not only needed but imperative that she recive the supports she legally is required to to be able to obtain her full potential. P said well it's new york state mandated i dont' know what to tell you with a nasty attitude. I said well i'll double check that at my office, i highly doubt a child with an iep or 504 in place would be "mandated" to be thrown into a room 3 times a week and raise her anxiety level to the point where it effects and heightens her ongoing daily school refusal. I said I will continue to handle this via the Special Education department, yet I thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. I said just so that we are clear, my daughter will not be placed in resource room again which than greatly affected her ability to get into the bldg this week as you can see from the sign in sheet on time. She responded no. So, I went to office and after 4 hour meeting i was late to I went around and began digging. Winds up new york state does nto have a right with- a kid who has either an iep or a 504 to be mandated to be thrown into situation like that at all. It sounds to me and the others i work with the school is functioning with their best interests in mind regarding getting their overal high rating another year out for their math and reading scores at any cost and they do not know how to provide a safe and acceptable environment for a child with special needs. I logged a complaint into the main district office as well as the contact i have here at Special Education committee. I'm going to go after this school with vengenace now. had to share that! yea ok i'm totally ready to drop also.