Tag Archives: Advocacy

Firstborn: Logical and Fair

On June 21, 2005 the interim superintendent responded to my letter. He said that he would accept my letter as my formal complaint against the learning consultant and investigate the matter IMMEDIATELY! He also directed me to to the Board’s … Continue reading

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Firstborn: Project Read Trained Teacher

I wrote a letter to the case manager regarding the IEP Draft that I had picked up on June 2, 2005 that was the proposed IEP from the May 27th meeting. I had called for another IEP meeting that was … Continue reading

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Firstborn: It’s all phonetics!

It was June 2005. My son was still in the process of vision therapy. The children’s desks at school were starting to be emptied out and all their work sent home. I received a writing journal that had been kept … Continue reading

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Firstborn: FERPA

So I decided to contact the Family Policy Compliance Officer at the United States Department of Education in Washington, D.C.. I explained to him how the child study team hadn’t given me access to the teacher’s notes that had been … Continue reading

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Firstborn: Bully Mom

So you heard a portion of the IEP meeting on May 27th but let me explain some of the other things that happened at that IEP meeting and after wards to give you a better picture. First off I provided … Continue reading

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Firstborn: Transcribed audiotape

It was May 27th. I arrived at the meeting, tape recorder in hand. The meeting was going pretty smooth. We were all playing “nicey nice”. Then we got to the discussion about my son’s writing and the topic of Assistive … Continue reading

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Firstborn: Decisions, Decisions…

A letter from the special education director arrived. I assume trying to cover the case managers footsteps. He stated that the purpose for the IEP meeting was for the team to share their individual thoughts to develop a plan for … Continue reading

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Firstborn: Delay, Delay, Delay…

On May 5, 2005 the case manager sent a letter. It read, “Enclosed are the test results for the assessments completed by our Learning Consultants. The written report corresponds to the results of the WIAT. As discussed one of the … Continue reading

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Firstborn: Equal Participant of the IEP Team

A letter from the President of the Board of Education dated March 5, 2005 arrived at my home. It had been sent to all parents to notify us that a decision was made to retain the Interim Superintendent. It stated … Continue reading

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Firstborn: Express Conditions

The Board minutes were published from the December 22, 2004 meeting. They read: “Approve the contract for special services for 48 sessions and 8 progress evaluations in the amount of $5292″ “A letter from the interim superintendent setting forth the … Continue reading

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