Tuesday, August 21, 2007

You broke our contract

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Yesterday I spent most of the day in a funk. I was still pissed off from the day before.

Then Ryan's teacher called me. He informs me that Ryan will not be in the living skills class this year.

I said "what? that class is in his IEP that is a legally binding contract. Are you telling me that the school is breaking his contract?"

Yep. That is what he was telling me. The district said that there were not enough children in our district to support the class.

I said " fine I want an emergency IEP meeting called. The district will find a living skills class for Ryan even if the have to bus him to another town."

The teacher then tried to convince me to let Ryan change for p.e. and be placed in a regular p.e. class. He also told me that until the IEP meeting Ryan will be going back in the general special ed program! That was when I lost it.

I took a deep breath and said "You will not place him in a regular p.e. class. As for him being in regular special ed classes, well good luck with that. Lets face it he is not 6 months behind he is 6 years behind! Have you guys lost your minds?"

Oh the joys of raising a handi cap child never seem to end. However we do have an IEP meeting on Thursday. Rusty and I are sticking to our guns and we are going to make the school system place him according to his IEP.

The really sad thing is, is that last year I fought like a dog to get Ryan sent to a different school out of our district. I lost that fight. Now the district is looking into their programs to see if they have room for Ryan. HMMMM, didn't I tell you ass holes this last year!

today is another day. I found this yesterday is Lisa's journal. This will come as a big shock to everyone! LOL

You Are a Red Crayon
Your world is colored with bright, vivid, wild colors.
You have a deep, complex personality - and you are always expressing something about yourself.
Bold and dominant, you are a natural leader. You have an energy that is intense... and sometimes overwhelming.
Your reaction to everything tends to be strong. You are the master of love-hate relationships.

Your color wheel opposite is green. Green people are way too mellow to understand what drives your energy.

Today I have to get some house work done and then my goal is to finish a quilt that has been sitting on my table for four days now.

This morning Nikki asked me if I still had my running shoes. I was thinking yes, they are the only pair of sneakers that I own. nikki asked if she could have them since she has to run the track for softball. Sure you can have the shoes off of my feet. I swear they want me to just drain all of my blood and give it to them!

Nikki needs all new softball gear...oh did I mention that she made the team. Amber needs new dance shoes. Nikki wants to try out for water polo. Amber needs gas money. Nikki needs......Amber needs..... I swear if my rich uncle does not get out of the poor house soon I am going to be a shrinked up prune because my children had just sucked me dry!

Well I am going to go make some mac and cheese. That is the breakfast of champions! LOL


am4039 said...

sounds like your hands are full with the kids. I hope they get Ryan into the right classes and the IEP meeting goes good. It's funny how they can break the contract but if the parents tried to do something they would be all over us.

lisa41076 said...

Kelli, I hope you can get everything worked out for Ryan, you are a great mom !!!!!!!! Hugs Lisa

cgtperkins said...

I hope everything gets figured out for Ryan. He shouldnt have to suffer because they dont have their shit together. As for the mac and cheese.....I could live off it!! Mmmm!!

rdautumnsage said...

First, take a deep breathe, breathe in, breathe out without breathing fire mind you.
Sit the entire family down and explain to them under no circumstances will they continue to take from you without giving something back. If they want the proper equipment for softball, water polo, or whatever the latest interest is they will earn it. If they can't help around the house they can't have the equipment they need. Those activities are luxurys. You don't have the luxury of a few minutes to yourself let alone an hour. The kids are old enough to do their share or go without. Same goes for hubby, he lives in the house as well. Since when did it become a one parent household? Stick to your guns with the school, hell or high water they are obligated to keep their end of the agreement. (Hugs) Indigo

P.S. No I'm not trying to tell you what to do, this is just my humble take on the situation. Indy

lanurseprn said...

I hope Ryan's school situation is resolved soon. If anyone can resolve it YOU can! You are a GREAT Mom!

plieck30 said...

I hope the mac and cheese made you feel better. You have so much on your plate these days, stress that is. Paula

hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU)))))))))))))))))))))))You sounds just like my Mom,they wanted to send me to this school that they tohught would be good for  me and my Mom didnt want me there,they were like,what do you want me to do,lock Her up and give Her bread and water for dinner.LOL.She said that.She was mad.I am also handicap.But I have come along way.and still hsave a long way to go.For the longest time and at times I still think I wont ammount to anything.I hope Amber and Niki know what a good Mom you are.I know you will get this school resolved.I could go on and on about my life,but I ownt bore you.LOL.Maybe someday in my journal.I hope it gets better for you and not so stressedout.Take a buble bath.Have a good night.

julydarby said...

I swear... I have had more IEP wars than I care to count... stand firm, know your rights, don't back down, demand demand demand. I made the local newspaper over Austin's IEP... I was that much of a bitch about it. I got to the point that whenever the school would call I would answer with, "have  you referred to his IEP?" At one IEP meeting they let me facilitate the meeting because no one else wanted to and they figured I had been to enough that I could do it. What's really cool... because Austin is of average intelligence he is now able to sit in on his own IEP meetings and make suggestions. That's pretty fun... and he KNOWS what accomodations he has and is quick to correct his teachers. I know it's a whole different ball of wax for you... but I do know where you're coming from in trying to get your child the education they deserve... *Hugs*

deshelestraci said...

Keep after them about Ryan's IEP.  They have to do what is best for the child.  
I hope that the rest of your day went ok.  Blessings and prayers!

amyrangei said...

If we don't fight for our children who will!!  Mention "Lawyers", that will get them!!

nay0114 said...

Uurrrggghhh schools. Congrats to Nikki on making the team. I hear you on the dance shoes L.A has to get some next week. Water polo? I don't think they even have that in my area. The joy of teenagers... hate to tell you it doesn't stop there. They still come back to you.
Take care

helmswondermom said...

I hope your meeting goes well for you guys tomorrow.
I'd say that "red" description describes you perfectly!