Shella - posted on 11/12/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
During the summer my husband and took jobs in another area and had to change my son's school. I knew the school wasn't following through with everything they were supposed to be doing but once we got here it was worse than I thought. The schools here are way ahead of where the school we moved from was. These kids are reading in kindergarten and AJ is in the second grade and not reading yet. I met with the principle, AJ's teacher and the special ed teacher who informed me that the paperwork they received from his previous school was incomplete and they didn't believe that all the required testing had been done. At that meeting the special ed teacher and the principle explained that they couldn't just reassign AJ back to the first grade like I wanted. They said it wasn't legal. Soooo they are doing all the testing now. We have an IEP scheduled in a couple of weeks. Last week I had to go to a regular parent teacher conference. Let me say that when I was in the original conference with everyone I was very impressed with the attitudes of both the teachers and the principle. But this time I was floored when I walked in and his teacher told me to have a seat it wasn't good. Okay I didn't expect things to be perfect but she had NOTHING good to say about my son. Her comments were: I don't know what to say. He isn't working at a second grade level. I don't know what else to tell you. Okay I used to work in a state hospital and when we did any conference we had to say at least one positive thing about each client. I panicked. I said well we knew that before I came here. How is his behavior? She said he was a very loving child who really wanted to do well. Okay... how about his homework. He was missing 2 out of 40 homework assignments. Am I wrong to think that the positive should have been mentioned too and that I shouldn't have had to pull it out of her? Am I just being too sensitive?