Well, my knife bearer gets to come back

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Well, my knife bearer gets to come back
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Thu, 01-12-2006 - 9:33pm

at least temporarily.

His hearing was supposed to be scheduled for today, but his mother called yesterday and rescheduled it for the 23rd. She has either not shown or been late (as in a day late) for every meeting that I've ever tried to schedule with her. I've got all of that documented.

But he's Special Ed, and they're not allowed to be out of school for more than 10 days. When I mentioned that to my principal yesterday, she was adamant that she did not want him back on the campus until his hearing and that she'd take the hit for that. ("They can fire me if they want," was her words, I think.) I also mentioned it to my supervisor, and she checked into it further. Apparently the verdict was that he has to come to school for an hour a day until his hearing.

Supposedly, his mother is going to bring him and pick him up. I haven't talked to my principal or supervisor yet, but I want him the last hour of the day. It's my planning period, but I can do without that for a few weeks. (Did without it for half the year last year.) Based on her track record, I'm betting dollars to donuts that his mother won't bring him half the time.

Where are the rights of the other kids? The kid that ratted him out (and got punched in return) is also in my class, and one of the others has expressed concern about this student returning. I wonder if I can scan him with a metal detector when he comes?

Editted to Add: I shouldn't talk before I get the scoop straight from the horse's mouth. I talked to my principal this morning, and she said it is for an hour per week. I think the powers that be, wanted more time, but my principal said I already didn't have that much free time, and that more than an hour per week would be asking too much of me. I talked with my supervisor this afternoon, and she said that he is to come to school WITH his mom, that we will meet in the conference room because the principal does not want him near any students, so that I can go over the week's classwork, and then he will take it home. If mom does not change the date of the hearing again, then I will only have to do this once. Works for me.

Karen




Edited 1/13/2006 4:51 pm ET by 2sweetlilcritters

 


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Thu, 01-12-2006 - 11:18pm

One of my students will be coming back (but WILL be resource for math and reading/English, so he won't come back to my class), but he will go to other classes and have lunch & mornings with the other students. I feel horrible for the kid he attacked for no reason other than he thought it was a good idea (2 other kids' ideas) to jump another student to get out of school. He is special ed, but one of the regular ed kids will be back. Fortunately, the kid he jumped has left for another school. The other reg ed kid transferred parishes. The other 2 are in the "boot camp" school and they actually wear fatigues!

Alysha




Edited 1/12/2006 11:19 pm ET by alygator

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Fri, 01-13-2006 - 5:09pm

The fun never ends, does it. I was at the "boot camp" yesterday for a computer inservice. They had a couple of classes out marching, and I saw some other kids raking leaves with the drill sergeant standing over them - some more enthusiastically than the others.

I edited my original post. I'll only have the darling for an hour a week, and his mother will be required to stay with him while I go over his work with them in the conference room. The other students will not be exposed to him.

Karen

 


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Fri, 01-13-2006 - 7:28pm

Well, it sounds like you're doing the best you can

Sherry

 

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Fri, 01-13-2006 - 9:54pm

I'll be surprised if they show up at all for the little one-hour deal.

I am often very glad that I have the principal and supervisor that I do. They both go to bat for us.

Karen

 


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Fri, 01-13-2006 - 10:06pm

Keep us informed. Let's see if our hunches prove accurate!


Sherry

Sherry