Last week you may remember that I wrote about our school district being on the news. Here is the original post Today I received a response from the reporter. The story was not meant to be offensive to you or your family in anyway. The incident was only mentioned to let viewers know that bullying is a problem in the smaller schools of North Dakota. NAME REDACTED explained and the sheriff did as well that it was just boys rough housing. Therefore, that is why the story was written the way it was. Several of my staff proofed the story before it aired. I am sorry if you found if offensive or unfair. In no way was I trying to favor one side over the other. I am very sorry to hear what your daughter has undergone. I am impressed to receive a response to my email. I should
And now the day is done. As a recap, my youngest daughter was assaulted in our small town school this morning. She lost consciousness briefly and ended up losing memory of the event and about 10 minutes before and after the event. She remembers sitting on the floor in the hallway and then remembers being in the classroom with no idea how she got there. She has a contusion on the back of her skull near the base. CT Scans are normal. They scanned both head and because of the location, the nexk to make sure no damage was done to her neck. A few centimeters lower and she could have suffered a severe neck injury. We filed a complaint with the deputy sheriff. We are contacting an attorney. The school was told about bullying back in December. They didn’t say anything to the student body about it to get
Since coming online with the new blog and website on January 3rd, I have made an incredible number of new friends. Some really fantastic people are connecting with me. How lucky am I? ==== Back to the topic for the night. Have you ever experienced a Facilitated IEP? According to the website http://www.directionservice.org, a facilitated IEP is: “A facilitated IEP meeting is an IEP meeting that includes an impartial facilitator who promotes effective communication and who assists the IEP team in developing an acceptable IEP. The facilitator keeps the team focused on the proper development of the IEP while addressing conflicts that arise. IEP Facilitation is not used to resolve disputes unrelated to the IEP.” In the state of North Dakota, the facilitator is paid by the state, which in turn enforces the impartiality of the facilitator because they can’t be influenced by either the school district or the parent.