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.
So much has happened since my last post. Received a call regarding respite care for our youngest son David. Every weekend, he gets to spend Saturday and Sunday with a host family. this will give him a break from us, and us a break from him. Received a call from the facilitator for our facilitated IEP. Meeting tentatively set for Feb 29th, 2012. Keep our fingers crossed. Contacted Legal Assistance of North Dakota regarding assistance with my appeal for disability. Sounds very promising. Scheduled appointment with my PCP (Primary Care Physician) to get checked out regarding the numbness I feel in my face. Respite care for David will be a huge benefit. After spending 24/7 with him for most of the last month, he needs a break from me. If he was in public school, he would get a break there, but since we are still home-schooling him, there is
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