Have I mentioned before, how much I despise these meetings? You can call them a study team meeting, IEP meeting, or support meeting, but the goal is the same: To talk about your kid while he isn’t there, to make decisions that affect his life, with his “issues” always at the forefront. ARGGGGGGGG!
Today’s meeting was no different from the others, with the exception that his Resource teacher wants more one on one time with him because “everyone agrees” that this would be best for him (hmm, maybe I should HOMESCHOOL him?) I agree too, D1 NEEDS one-on-one teaching. But what I want for him is to bring him home again, this time for good. So now they are increasing his special ed pull-out time to two hours per day. As it is, he already goes three times a day for half an hour each time. Now she wants to cut it down to twice daily, but for an hour each time. I have another idea. How about I just pull him out?
That one’s not going over with my hubby so well, at this point. I am considering making the suggestion that she can have him for two solid hours in the mornings and I’ll homeschool him the rest of the day. Might go over better. Hmmm.
I have a terrible attitude right now and I’m on the verge of crying when I think about it all. My hubby came to the meeting today and asked some questions, to which he got vague answers but clear enough that I think he got it. He asked “What becomes of kids like him?” (As in, where do they go from the resource room & special ed help in elementary school?) The answers all around were purposely vague, but the general overtone was that they will be funneling him into a self-contained classroom at the middle school. Over.My.Dead.Body.
I need to take my bad attitude off the net now. I’m torn up inside. I just want my boys home where they belong.