Tuesday, August 7, 2007

speaking english

So yesterday I had to go register Ryan for school. This should be easy, but wait this is me dealing with the school system.

So I get there and I sit down to start filling out these papers and then a gentlemen walks up to me and starts speaking Spanish to me. I give him the deer in the headlights look. Then he speaks English to me.

I go to turn in all of the papers. The first lady was cool. Then she asks me to wait to speak to the school nurse.

The nurse says to me " your child is mentally retard with autism". I was like well thanks for telling me this. Then she say's "Well what can he do as far as p.e. goes" I very calmly say, "he can do anything that he wants. He will be in a special p.e. class along with all of the other children from the living skills class" The nurse then has the nerve to say to me so he does have limitations. I finally said " Look lady, I am his mom and I know him better then you ever will. His iep is in place and I do not need nor want your concerns."

I walked over to the next station. By now my blood is boiling. the lady at the next station says "You need to fill out this form so that your child can get on the Internet." I told her that I was not going to sign the form. her response was "You must sign the form so that your son can do his reports". Now I lost it. " I understand that the Internet is a wonderful tool to use. However my son does not even know how to turn one on or use a mouse. I know that he will not be writing any papers using the Internet". Then lady, bless her soul says " well what if your son has a break through" I am going to go off on this bitch! I said "lady if my son has a break through I will come back down here and sign all of the damn forms" she finally said to me "Oh one last question what language is spoken in the home?" This chick has no clue? I smiled and said " We speak Korean in our home. Please find a translator, so that we will not have to struggle with our English!" Bitch have I not just been speaking to you in English!

Nikki's councilors were suppose to be in yesterday. So I went up to the high school and the councilors were in but they were in meetings all day. So the secretary gave me an appointment for this morning.

I show up this morning and the secretary just looks at me, and then says "oh I forgot you had an appointment this morning, I did not look at their schedules, and your daughter councilor will be out all day."

Lady you better be speaking to someone else or you better tell me that the school system did not pay the phone bill.

I have to go back tomorrow.

Later on today I have to take a copy of Ryans iep down to the district office because it seems that they are not going to bus him this year. Well I have news for them. It is in his iep and they are going to bus him.

I hate dealing with the schools. The sad thing is I still have two more children to register for school!



louiseb411 said...

Good grief, what a palava! We dont have any of that over here! Hope you get on better with the other two! Louise xx

cgtperkins said...

OMG....sounds like these people need to be taught by the children. I would have been so mad that they would hate to see me come back through the door....LOL Sorry you had such a hard time.

deshelestraci said...

My head is spinning!  And I wasn't even there!  I would have gone off on some people!  Can I just say that what you just went through is why I don't teach anymore nor do I send my kids to public school?!

hsauls said...

All you have to do is say, "IEP" and my blood begins to boil. You fight and fight and fight to get them to include the things they should say and then you have to fight all over again to get them followed. I've been there. I'm still there. So far... second day of school and no problem yet. I have had to be the hateful bitch from hell to the school system to get things done for Austin and... well, I did it. You are your child's only advocate... you don't have a choice but to fight... I know... I've been there...

lisa41076 said...

Awwwww Kelli,  some people have no clue at all, Hugs to you Lisa

helmswondermom said...

I feel for you!  You really do seem to have some of the worst school officials and administrators to have to deal with.

lurkynat said...

dearest kelli, 1, I am so sorry.
\2. is there a charter school in your area?
3. ask to speak tot eh Head os Special ed in your school and voice some concerns.
4. then ask her to lobby for you and take command of this situtaion.
5. love you,nat

plieck30 said...

School seems to be sooo different then it use to be. Guess its worse in some ways and better in some. Hope you get all the problems ironed out soon so you can relax. Paula

seraphoflove9001 said...

That sounds like our school system! gggrrr! You did what I would have done! You go girl! :o)

magran42 said...

Stay cool.....just stay cool.   We are in your corner!  Life gets rough sometimes, doesn't it?

zoepaul6968 said...

english? i thought you spoke swahili,dammit ill have to send the swahili national dishes cookbook i got you for christmas back now grrr zoe xxx

rdautumnsage said...

I don't blame you for being upset. I can't state people who state the obvious. We have definitely gone down hill when English isn't the prominent language spoken here in America. Wishing you love and peace! (Hugs) Indigo

rdautumnsage said...

meant to say I can't "stand" people. Yeah I am having a duh moment.....Indigo

loverobin32 said...

OMG what the hell has happen to the school systems? I worked for the Board of Education for 5 years and when I gave it up to go with the hub to his 1st command it was a relief and it wasnt even that bad yet. I wonder what they would have done if you had taken in a friend that said to them that they was there to translate for you...then all you did was speak English and they translated it to them again in English...LMAO!!! When did it become a custom to talk to a mother like they dont even know their own child and what part of NO did that woman not understand about the Internet forms? Hugggs, Robin

gehi6 said...

I think you are having a time getting one kid registered for school.  I guess it is normal for registrars not to do any thinking while on the job, which accounts for the strange questions they asked you.  They probably said after you left that lady has an anger management control problem, but sometimes the aggravation is beyond belief, probably why I used to hate any procedure like this.  What I absolutelyhated the most was having to go get recertified for welfare benefits while they were still denying the legitamacy of my disability on a regular basis.  Oh that ws hell on earth.  Nothing could compare.  Escept maybe something like your experience.  Gerry

springangel235 said...

I agree 100 % with you!!!  Things must change...these types of mistakes, and people need correcting.  Good job on your end.  I know you will get him on that bus...it will work out!!
Hugs and love to you,

nay0114 said...

This is one reason I am so happy this is L.A's last year. I hate all the bullshid too.
Take care, Chrissie

firestormkids04 said...

I sympathise with you!  We had the same kind of problems when my grown children registered for school.  They were totally incompetent.  My 13 y/o daughter is also in special ed.  The school admin has been great, except for when she is hurt physically, they are out to lunch.  Well, we gave the girl 1/2 day suspension.  UGH  Blessings, Penny http://journalsals.aol.com/firestormkids04/FromHeretoThere http://journals.aol.com/firestormkids04/TimeforaLittlePoetry