>We received notice of our appeal determination today. Evidently the only people who can appeal the decision is the person found to have committed the abuse or neglect. Our appeal was denied because we weren’t the ones who had been accused of the abuse of neglect. So evidently, in the state of North Dakota, it is acceptable practice to lock a child with special needs in a room all by himself as a means of restraint or control. For some reason, I have a huge problem with that. 1. the room was on the second floor, and by the school’s own admission, our son was banging on the windows with a chair. what would have happened if the window had broke out, and he had gone through the window? 2. in the room there was a desk, in that desk our son found two pairs of scissors, and
>Was sad to take our son back to the residential facility. Had a great weekend. Filed the appeal for the abuse and neglect complaint. I commented that in my opinion academic records were tampered with. The IEP created last January was based in part on the psychiatric report from his doctor. I said that I would sign whatever releases were necessary to facilitate the request of records relating to when records or information was sent to the school as well as the nature of the records sent to the school. For a remedy, I said we wanted up to and including the termination of the principal and superintendent as well as the loss of license, and an apology. I don’t want them to be able to harm any other children. On another note I heard from the PATH organization and learned that our son qualifies for family support. So
>Why is the principal able to control our son’s release date? Because she thinks that his report card won’t look good if he transfers back to the district with so few days left in the semester, our son is spending an extra 30 days in the residential facility. I understand why the residential facility is doing what they are doing, they are structuring things so that one of their staff can spend time with our son in the school that he will be transferring back into. The appeal for the abuse and neglect complaint decision will be sent in on Monday. We had to list what we wanted for remedy. We want an apology from the district, we want the principal to lose her license and job. We want the superintendent to retire. We can prove that the district received documentation from the various doctors associated with our sons care.