Update on the stupidity of adults and how they all congregate at our public schools.
Got a call back from the head of special education for this district. Nice sounding woman. Is a party line kinda gal. Gave us what she thought our options might be. Said she would talk to the principal at Ry's current school and get back with us.
This information came from the same teacher, principal, sp ed director of his school who said they couldn't bear the thought that Ry would not be with them this year. "Since there is no option for the two boys not to be in the same classroom, Ry will need to transfer to another school". Just like that.
So without an IEP (Individual education plan), which heretofor we had been told had to be done before he could move to a different school, we will enroll him back again in the school that couldn't take care of his needs last year. According to this Sp. Ed muckety muck, the "home" school has to provide an education for all students in their area. Therefore, they must meet his needs now that he is a primary student, not a kindergarten student. Uh huh. And where will they get the needed speech therapist and occupational therapist he needs? asks the grandmother from hell. Oh, they will have to requisition them from her. Uh huh, and when will we be able to take him out of his current unsafe environment and into the "home" school? asked the grandmother from hell. Oh it shouldn't take you but just a few days to get that settled. Uh huh. And will he have to go to school during this time? asked the grandmother from hell. Well yes, unless he has a doctors excuse. Uh huh. And the blaring from radio station WTF is killing my brain.
Lovelies, you have to understand something very basic.....I thought I was getting my life back when school started. Don't misunderstand me, I love my grands but they are my grands not my kids. I am an old broad with things to do before the reaper comes and gather what I have sewn.....which ain't much lately. I have learned patience, tolerance, understanding and to zip my lip this last year when it comes to the kids and my lack of artist outlet and not bitching every waking hour like in Toby Keith's song I Wanna Talk About Me, (which btw in case you didn't know was written by the gorgeous Blake Shelton who will be performing at my zoo on Friday night).
This blogging has been my saving grace to be able to at least voice some of my frustration. Judas Priest ya'll, this little boy deserves an education free of fear of getting the crap knocked out of him by a little boy who has his own dilemnas.
AND THEN THE SUN CAME OUT.... sound of trumpets and flights of doves released overhead
This muckety actually did what she said she would do and did it in a timely manner. Thank goodness, and I sincerely mean that, for people who still know how to do what they say they will do. I am floored and thrilled and unbelievable humbled.
Ry will be going to school come Monday morning with his sister. They will ride the same bus, he will be in a regular classroom and be called out for his special needs. Ry will be able to have relationships with real kids, in a real classroom and fight the good fight of being a kid in the 21st century. says the grandmother from hell. tee hee
And hopefully, someone has changed the radio station.................