You may remember about two months ago the school requested a facilitated IEP. I am not going to include the whole document, just parts that I need to rebut. This will allow me to develop a response when I file our request for Mediation. I will also file a request for Due Process hearing at the same time. In addition, we will be filing our complaint against the district at the same time. The school lists a summary of preceding events. I will post them as they are listed and then respond with links to specific sections of my blog that address those events more thoroughly. I substituted the name of the school district with Home District and the students name with Student as necessary. I also substituted the name of the residential facilities as needed. I apologize for any confusion that arises from said substitution. =========================== Summary of Preceding
Well, a couple of weeks ago, we had our facilitated IEP. We ended the meeting at an impasse. The last thing that the facilitator told us was that she would file her report, and that DPI (Department of Public Instruction) would be in contact with us. Our superintendent was after me to turn in the home school paperwork so that everything is legal where David is concerned. Turns out that they are using that paperwork against us at this point. The only reason we are home schooling David is because the school is refusing to accept him in our district. They want to ship him 50 miles a day to another school. We asked for assurances that they would accept David back after he completes another program successfully, and the school wouldn’t give us one. My wife also asked the school why they were so against educating David. We never
Each day moves forward without prompting. We start when the rest of the kids leave the house. 8am – four kids off to school. 8:30 breakfast and clean up 9:00 play time 9:30 exercise period 10:00 study math 10:30 break 11:00 spelling lessons 11:30 – 1 lunch 1pm grammar and reading. 1:30pm. done for the day For exercise we use games on the Wii. When it gets warmer, we will go outside. We also have an exercise bike. Three times a week, we try to have an outing of some kind. Go to the store, a cafe, bank or whatever. Our day varies depending on his temperament and how he is responding. Because of the severity of the ADHD, the above schedule is very flexible. Some days we might not get started until 11am and might get done at 1. We work when he is able to focus and function.