Thursday, September 24, 2009

School pictures and other stuff

Evan still does not have a para. They said they would get him one and then the next day it was pointed out that his IEP did not state explicitly that he had to have a para (I am not sure why this ended up that way, I guess the person that wrote was just a little too subtle and gave too much credit to the school district folk's intelligence). Then the next day they sent out evaluators to see for themselves because the word of everyone else involved with him in school was not good enough I guess. They conceded that he did need a para but that they could not hire one, they would have to look at the existing para's schedules and transfer one to work with him.

Needless to say I am tired of all the bouncing around. The best news is that a review of Evan's IEP has been scheduled and that it will be rewritten to explicitly state that he needs a one on one para. After that the district will not have any wiggle room to try and screw Evan over with technicalities. Hopefully by the end of next week he will have the helps he needs and he will be able to progress to the full extent possible.

Check out my cute boys! They did great smiling for the camera.




12 comments:

Jamie said...

Great shots!

Karen (formerly Pediascribe) said...

Whoa. They both look so grown up!!!

Glad the school district is getting him the help he needs.....albeit slowly.

Heather said...

Aw, what great portraits!

chichimama said...

so cute!!!

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Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that Evan will get his para. One of my pet peeves concerning public schools is the snail pace of their getting around to doing anything.
Super cute photos---seems like yesterday those big school boys were babies.
diana

Amber said...

Ugh, such frustration. If you're patient, it WILL come.

And they are dolls. I can't believe you have your school pictures back already!

GoofyJ said...

Cute! What adorable handsome boys you have!

Tama said...

Awwww! They are so cute. What great pictures! I am so sorry that you are having so much trouble with the schools getting their act together for Evan. What a pain!

Arkansas Bartholomews said...

Very good smiling indeed! Malachi will smile for maybe a whole microsecond before he's back to urgently reaching for the camera. What handsome boys!

Sympathy on the school district. =( I'll think "strength" to you to fill up your perseverance bucket so can hound the them into obedience. (strength strength strength =)

Hannah

Ginger said...

groovy lookin kids!! glad the school is finally workin with you

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Ohmygoodness! They have grown up before my eyes. So cute.