It’s official. I dropped off the letter of intent and statement of interests today. I am seeking a 3 year term on the school board for our district. Wish me luck. Given my background in technology, I imagine that if I get elected, I will be on the technology committee. Anything that we can do to prepare students for the future, be it technology or what have you, we need to find a way to do it. It will be interesting to see what happens. Since we placed David in the psychiatric facility last fall, our interactions with the school have been largely nonexistent. Other than parent teacher conferences, or IEP meetings for our other children at the high school, things have been for the most part positive. With that, there will be little for me to write about our district. If I don’t win election, it will seem like
Well, my Aspie got mad at someone in PE and flipped them off. He had to go to the principals’ office for the rest of the class period. When I confronted the school, last fall, about the student who was bullying their teacher, and getting away with it… they said “that is just her personality”. So I said, that is just his personality. But then I explained why that is his personality. a response to the school: I am not making excuses for my son. You do know that he has been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, which is a form of Autism. His filter’s don’t work like yours and mine. I agree that this was an appropriate punishment. He lacks the social skills to understand that an immediate response is not appropriate. Although he has made great strides this year in the area of social skills development, he has a
Our school is developing a bullying policy. I have been invited as have all parents in the community to participate in this process. I applaud the school for hosting these meetings, and doing so at times that are convenient to most parents. That said, it would be nice if more parents would be involved in the process. It is going to take the whole community to make this change in our student’s lives. If they don’t see their parents buying into the policy and curriculum, then they won’t buy into it either. The bullying policy needs to hold all participants accountable. Students, Faculty, Support Staff and Administration. If all participants are not held to the same standard, then we will quickly lose the buy in of the people all are here to educate. Hopefully more people from the community will take it upon themselves to get involved in this process.