Star - posted on 04/11/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
I am very frustrated at this point. This weekend, I had received an email from the special education person at my son's school. Apparently, he had been having an up and down week (which was not told to me at all) and Friday afternoon, he was getting aggitated with the teacher and he said that some tape sucked...which he got into trouble for....which increased his aggitation. He didn't want the teacher anywhere near him (totally common for him) yet the teacher tried to be over his shoulder. He spoke "disrespectfully" (sorry if I spelled that wrong) and the teacher tried to send him to the Planning Room (which doesn't work for him, but...) and Darby refused to go. It was at that time that I picked him up and nothing was said to me until the email yesterday.
So I sent an email back asking for her to elaborate a bit more, so I would have an idea of what they were dealing with, and asked if there were other alternatives that we could figure out for the rest of the school year (see my other post about the issues that we have had with this school).
I get an email back asking for a meeting tomorrow morning with myself and Darby (they never invite my husband which is complete b.s. and it is something that we have told them over and over, is that we are a two parent household, and that we are equals) to talk about a "shortened" school day...
We had this issue before in kindergarden at CP Smith School in Burlington, VT (NEVER SEND YOUR CHILD THERE!!!!!) where they segerated Darby from all the other students and was in a room with three aides who were really demanding...needless to say, he flipped out, and they ended up just having him go to the middle school for two hours a day to be tutored. That was IT.
My husband and I feel that this school (Sustainability Acadmey at Lawrence Barnes, Burlington VT) is the same way, and my husband has given me a cart blanche to tell them exactly how I feel. He refuses to go, because they do not value his input, nor do I feel that they value mine. But it is completely clear now that because I have raised hell over their lack of concern, and have demanded that he be placed in another school or program for next year, that they are ignoring his needs and have given up on him....has anyone else had these experiences?
PS. I have spoken with several other parents who have dealt with this current school and they have the same issues...it's a joke. If there is anyone on here that has any info on any other Burlington VT school, I'd be happy to hear what you say.