WHY does the high school screw up so consistantly?
All through the summer we had no clue as to where the Girl would be attending school this fall. Absolutely not a clue. Last we knew, her team meeting at the end of the year last spring recommended a program that we refused. We never heard from the school again, even though I sent email, letters and made phone calls. It was all in a big void for the summer. As the summer progressed I made contact with the State Board of Education to hire a mediator to deal with the school, since they were ignoring me. Once the mediator was hired, I again sent a stay-put letter to the Superintendent, copying all the salient team members. No a word back. But then I called the school on another matter, and found out that the Girl was registered there for this fall, and that she had a schedule that I had never signed (not knowing about it and all....). The office personnel called the SpEd director, who in turn called me at 8 pm the next night, and she was "SHOCKED" to find out that we had no clue of where the Girl would be attending school. Shocked, she said.
I told her what we wanted, she agreed, sent me the IEP, I signed it, she arranged for a schedule, and we thought all would be OK. We are morons. We never learn.
The Girl got her schedule on Thursday, the first day of school, and it was totally wrong. Wrong math, wrong science... wrong wrong wrong. So she went to her guidance counselor. Who was very busy. So she waited. For hours. And then made another appointment for Friday. And waited. And waited. And waited. For hours again. Still no schedule.
The Math head has refused to allow her credit for the math class she took this summer. The math class the entire team agreed would allow her to catch up. But he won't take the credit even though it's HIS summer school and she got an A in the class.
Because he won't switch her class, none of the other classes work and she's stuck with no schedule. She's in the wrong English class and has already missed a quiz. She's missed 3 history classes waiting for the guidance counselor (and if you don't wait, you don't get in...that's part of the problem) and has 'N'ed out of the class, meaning she's lost credit for the entire term. Already. On day 3 of school.
To say I'm livid would be putting it mildly. I called the Math Head last Friday and told him that he is not going to hold up her education and screw up her math like he did her brother. Oh yeah, this is a familiar problem. You can't even imagine what he did to the Boy, but suffice it to say that he repeated the same math class 4 times, passing it each and every time. But he never advanced at all. Despite my bitching.
So a letter has gone out to the superintendent, and now I have to go back into mediation. For a freaking schedule. How annoying is that? Stumble It! JBlog Me