New and creative ways to drive parents nuts.

Guess who got a letter from the special education office setting up an IEP meeting! It is that time of year, we’ve been expecting the teacher to mention it at any time now and let us know what they were proposing. It is not rocket science, right? Right.

So…it’s a bit disturbing to receive a letter that says

  1. that the meeting is to determine Monkey’s continued eligibility for special education services, and
  2. that the evaluations were set up in consultation with us.

Mmmhmmm. OK, first, the 3 year re-evaluation was done last year and it was determined that he was still eligible for special education services. They don’t get another bite at that apple until 2013. So, they are either 2 years early or they have completely screwed up his records. Anyone want to guess which it will be1? And, second, this letter is the first we’ve heard about any evaluations. I wonder who they consulted with? Monkey must have some legal guardians out there we don’t know about…hmmm…I wonder if they’d babysit for us?

You know, it must be really inconvenient for them when parents actually read the communications they send out…the really *itchy part of me wants to send the form back in rejecting all their proposed evaluations…instead I’ll call and nicely remind them what year it is2.

  1. If you guessed that they are two years early, try again! []
  2. No, really, I will be nice. I swear. []

6 thoughts on “New and creative ways to drive parents nuts.

  • April 3, 2011 at 10:54 am
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    Same thing is happening here. I think with budget cuts, the schools are looking to drop any service they can……it’s gonna be a long year! We’ve already lost one paraprofessional and since there’s a hiring freeze, she is not being replaced. Fortunately, it wasn’t Josh’s para, but unfortunately, his is covering some of her case load. It’s a very ugly situation.

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  • April 3, 2011 at 4:44 pm
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    The call should be fine. I hope. I wish I could believe that this was just an innocent mistake on their part but…

    Time to call Super Advocate!

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  • April 3, 2011 at 5:22 pm
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    I’ll have my fingers crossed for a mistake on their part!! Hope it turns out well.

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