Sabrina - posted on 08/13/2010 ( 16 moms have responded )
I have been battling it out with the school district every since my son started public school in 2007. Thankfully I won this time, but the process is very discouraging. After my son's first year experience in the public school you would think the SD would listen to me and try and help me find a specialized school that would cater to his needs. NO....instead they try to send him to another school farther away from my home and then tells me that if they pit him in a schoolcloser to home (and in his own region) then that would boot another child out of the regional. Sooooo isn't that what you are doing to my child. I know this post is a little vague but if I got into greater detail with it, you all would be reading a chapter in a book.
So in these last 3 years my son has been in two diferrent schools this September he is moving to his third and hopefully final school. My son is hard of Hearing and does not possess the speech capabilities to communicate his need. My desire is to enroll him in the PA Sch for the Deaf. The SD told me NO in 2007/08 and they treid to tell me NO again this year. Thankfully my support system was alot stronger and the process was alot smootherso he will be attending PSD in Septmeber 2010. But during the whole process I just felt like the SD thought I was an ignorant woman that didn't stay on top of my childs education. They tried to come at me with different obstacles just because I am quiet and passive, but I didn't step down I went toe to toe with them and thank God for my persistence.
I know there are alot of teachers and school personnel out there and I'm not trying to blast anyone, so please forgive me if you think I am. I'm just sharing my experience with you all.