Circular Reasoning

I had a meeting with the Director of Special Education today. GB was suppose to receive reading instruction in a small group of three students, every day, taught by a special education teacher who is also certified in reading. Since there was only three students, the Director did not feel an aide was necessary. However, the three student reading group only happened twice a week. The rest of the week, GB was doing vocabulary, spelling and writing in a third grade class with no support. We did not know it, GB’s special ed teacher did not know it, and the Director of Special education said she did not know it  Why? Because nobody at the school was in charge of monitoring GB’s reading program and there was no aide to report back to the teacher.. For the next four weeks, the Director of Special Education will be monitoring GB’s reading program. At that point, I have a CSE meeting set up to rip her IEP to shreds and redo it, line by line. And round and round we go.

5 thoughts on “Circular Reasoning

  1. I just hate the crap they put you through, sorry. It is a good reminder to me to be thankful for our school and how great they have been with Akila and how easy they are to work with. Good luck!

  2. Sorry if this sounds stupid but does this mean GB is reading at above the level of what was being taught by the reading group? Anyhow it seems like the school system is slacking and thank goodness GB has you as her advocate and momma. Keep up the good fight in getting your girls all they need to excel in life.

  3. But the reading group instructor knew it was happening only twice a week. Did she not have the ARD or was she not following it? Either way her supervisor / the one who put GB in her group takes blame. Be sure Director of Special Ed looks into that. Somebody / bodies are due for some re-education on following ARDs. (And that, gee, they are legal documents that can get the school into legal trouble…)

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