My 6 years old son was humiliated

Renee - posted on 09/11/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Hi, I have a happy 6 year old son who is very excited to be in the 1st grade. He loves his teacher and loves his school. This is the second week of school. On 9/9/15 I picked him up early for a doctors appointment and I went about my normal routine of asking him how his day went. He replied it was ok but I got really embarrassed during lunch. I asked him why and he began to tell me while standing in the lunch line him and his friend were talking when the lunch aide approached him and removed him from where he was and took him further up the line to where a group of girls were standing and asked the girls to watch him because he talks a lot. He was devastated and so was I. I assured him that I would get to the bottom of it. The next day I made a verbal complain to the principal. Later that day I had not heard back from her so I sent her an email. About an hour later she called me and said she didn't want to send me an email and she thought by talking on the phone would a faster way of getting a hold of me. She proceeded to tell me that she investigated she asked my sons teacher if he appeared sad after lunch and his teacher responded no. She then spoke with the lunch aide regarding the situation and she denied what my son had told me she said the lunch aide told her that she separated the boys because it appeared they were behaving rambunctious. As a parent I have a serious concern regarding this situation. A six year old child will never fabricate a story like this unless it really did happened. Please help me with how to go about making a complaint with higher authority. I totally disagree with how the principal went about and concluded her investigation. I'm concern of my child's safety because this lunch aide still works at the school!!!!

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Gardensparrow - posted on 09/11/2015

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Well, that's a tough situation since it's a case of one person's word against another (your son). And it's totally understandable you're siding with your son's version.

In regard to how far to take this, I guess that depends on how concerned you are of this reoccurring. But I think you did a good job of handling this to begin with-talking with the principal, etc. And, hopefully, even though they didn't resolve it the way you wanted them to, they'll be more vigilant about keeping something like this from happening in the future. In other words, they know you're going to be proactive about what's said to your son and won't let anything slide.

Lastly, I guess if you do want to pursue this issue further, there's usually a school board that's above the principal/administration. I'm not sure if you could go to them? Just a thought...

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Renee - posted on 09/11/2015

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Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. I really appreciate you for being in my corner😊

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