Vikki - posted on 02/11/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )
My son who is ADHD and Bipolar is 9, this is the first year we've had him in public school, because "they can give him the services he needs" HA! What a joke, his IEP is not being followed, he is doing worse in this school than he was in a Christian school where the work was a full grave above what he is learning now (his younger brother is still at the Christian school, and does harder work) Nikolas is not dumb but he learns differently and some things come really easy and some really hard. He gets "resource" help part of the day, and is mainstreamed most of the day. Becuase his teacher doesn't know how to teach or deal with a BP kid (even though her mom is BP..) she is refusing to allow Nikolas on a field trip unless my husband or I go. Now,I have no trouble helping, chaperoneing, whatever, but I do have an issue with being told my son CAN'T GO unless I do. Nikolas has had some meltdowns in class, but has only been sent home once, but he has never had a problem on a field trip. Other parents have always told me how well behaved he was in their car or at the event (I taught pre K at his old school). Do have a legitimate concern here? I'm ready to go kick some butt at the school tomorrow. Any advice is greatly appreciated!