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Ugh. Ugh. Ugh
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: June 18, 2020 01:55PM
We're in day three of video hearings with our local school district in front of an administrative law judge, about an appropriate placement for our daughter, which we think the school district badly messed up. The opposing counsel is, IMHO, a fairly nasty piece of work, and is trying to make us look careless and uncaring. This feels like it's going on FOREVER.

Any good thoughts and wishes would be greatly appreciated!
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Posted by: cbelt3
Date: June 18, 2020 02:56PM
Virtual Hugs sent to you and your family. What the hell is WRONG with your school district ?

That said.. we probably should have sued ours after they abused our older children by ignoring all the laws and rules about their education, and also perpetuated a culture of bullying and abuse by the football team members that led to the suicide of four of their classmates.

Youngest went to private school as a result.

And the worst part is that the teaching staff really, really, really wanted to help. But the administrators would not allow them. Even fired a few of them.
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Posted by: Buzz
Date: June 18, 2020 03:05PM
Good luck. We went thru that w/ Baby Buzz in 2nd grade... took about a week and half to work things out.... and yes, it seemed like a year and a half at the time. Get whatever help you can from other teachers and parents that know your kid. If you show a bit of united support for her, that goes a long way. Again, good luck.
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Posted by: Michael
Date: June 18, 2020 03:17PM
Good luck. I hate that you're in a situation requiring lawyers rather than child development/therapist experts.
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Posted by: AllGold
Date: June 18, 2020 04:07PM
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Posted by: Speedy
Date: June 18, 2020 04:27PM
Best wishes. I hope you have an experienced lawyer.



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Posted by: jonny
Date: June 18, 2020 05:14PM
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Posted by: rich in distress
Date: June 18, 2020 05:30PM
Composure and determination. Best wishes.
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Posted by: hal
Date: June 18, 2020 06:05PM
when you're all done with Ugh, ugh, ugh, move on to chug, chug, chug
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Re: Ugh. Ugh. Ugh
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: June 18, 2020 07:15PM
Thanks for the moral support, everyone - we really appreciate it.

Long story short, our daughter is smart with some language, math, and anxiety issues.
There's a particular program, not available at our local school, that we and the experts we consulted with are convinced is the best for our daughter. The school board wants our daughter to go to the local school, with the supports available there. That would be a freaking total disaster for our daughter.

Hence, the hearings. We have a very good lawyer, and we would recommend him to people. That said, you can't tell until it's over-our administrative record has some soft spots in it, which the school board's lawyer poked at repeatedly. We think our lawyer did better, but we're not counting our chickens until they're hatched. Fingers crossed
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Posted by: Racer X
Date: June 19, 2020 01:31AM
Sorry. Best wishes. All three of my partner's sons have learning dissabilities. Frequently goes hand in hand with above average intelligence.

Developmental dissabilities frequently go with below or average intelligence. There isn't a free lunch in the smarts dept.

Huge bullying issue in Seattle School Dist through mid 201xs. Admins refused to follow policy unless it was the easiest for them to do. Zero tolerance was actually tolerated because ever kid needs a dozen or so chances, right? Then they become adults and then No means No makes no sense to them.

What is nuts is that a school district claims they don't have the budget to do many things right, but they can always find lawyers' fees and fund self-insured payouts for lost lawsuits. I'm sure that well paid accountants and business managers can prove it's cheaper to pay out when forced, than to have budgeted the proper amount to do things right in the first place. Like Ford's '70s infamous calculations that payouts were cheaper than fixing every Pinto. Everything seams to have slid downhill since then. The numbers are more important than the results.



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Posted by: Carm
Date: June 19, 2020 03:49AM
Hang in there and good luck.
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Posted by: goodmanx
Date: June 19, 2020 04:23PM
ne dimittatis eos conterat!

FELICITIR!
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