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post #21 of 26

the suggestions have all been great that you are getting but I would not give them a 3rd change at this----to think that the principle has nothing better to do than to be waiting for your sister------that blows my mind----this is a kindy student and the principle has to wait & be rude to your sister-given that, I would not trust the education is forefront at this school--this is simply uncalled for and awful 

 

accidents happen at not just the K grade- and this is how they address it?

 

I don't know how your state is running charter schools but mine has closed down some (for various reasons) I would make sure a complaint in on file in the event this happens to another student 

post #22 of 26

My daughter also has low hand strength.  She can manipulate buttons, but not on herself.  I had a thread this summer where I was looking for pull on pants so if you search under my old posts, you should find it.  My favorite so far is a pull on skirt from Land's End - it's a heavy knit with shorts built in.  She can wear tights or leggins under it in the winter (it doesn't get very cold here).  There are also pull on pants and shorts at amazon and I think LL Bean as well.

 

post #23 of 26
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-to think that the principle has nothing better to do than to be waiting for your sister------that blows my mind----this is a kindy student and the principle has to wait & be rude to your sister-given that, I would not trust the education is forefront at this school--this is simply uncalled for and awful 

 


I agree with this. There are ways around the pants issues, but I would have issues trusting them with my child again because they sound like loons.

 

Unless you love, love, love everything else about this school, you might want to look at your other options, including regular public schools. One of my friends just wasted 3 years of her and her DD's life screwing around with charter schools. This year she finally gave up and enrolled her DD in regular public school and they are finally having a good year where her DD is treated like an individual. (Her DD has very, very mild special needs and needs to be in pullouts a couple of times a week).

 

Different things work for different kids, but from what I've seen, the assumption that charters are better than regular schools is unfounded.

 

(I'm sure there are so wonderful charters that work great for some kids)

post #24 of 26
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I agree with this. There are ways around the pants issues, but I would have issues trusting them with my child again because they sound like loons.

 

Unless you love, love, love everything else about this school, you might want to look at your other options, including regular public schools. One of my friends just wasted 3 years of her and her DD's life screwing around with charter schools. This year she finally gave up and enrolled her DD in regular public school and they are finally having a good year where her DD is treated like an individual. (Her DD has very, very mild special needs and needs to be in pullouts a couple of times a week).

 

Different things work for different kids, but from what I've seen, the assumption that charters are better than regular schools is unfounded.

 

(I'm sure there are so wonderful charters that work great for some kids)



We spent the first 3 years of dd#1s education in a charter and while it was the best option we had at the time, she definitely suffered b/c of it. We're finally at a outward bound expeditionary magnet school and she has a new love for school and learning. Every day she comes home telling me about how much she loves her school... and I'm actually hearing more now about how she didn't like the charter school (I had my complaints but she never really expressed that she was unhappy to me). 

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I agree with this. There are ways around the pants issues, but I would have issues trusting them with my child again because they sound like loons.

 

Unless you love, love, love everything else about this school, you might want to look at your other options, including regular public schools. One of my friends just wasted 3 years of her and her DD's life screwing around with charter schools. This year she finally gave up and enrolled her DD in regular public school and they are finally having a good year where her DD is treated like an individual. (Her DD has very, very mild special needs and needs to be in pullouts a couple of times a week).

 

Different things work for different kids, but from what I've seen, the assumption that charters are better than regular schools is unfounded.

 

(I'm sure there are so wonderful charters that work great for some kids)


Though I agree that I'd have trouble trusting this school in the future, I'm not sure what the situation has to do with the school being a charter. We had a similar experience with a regular public school in a well-off district. I don't see that any particular type of school is inherently good or bad and I've seen people post on this board of terrible experiences and horrible teachers/principles at regular public/charter/private/Waldorf.... It seems to me that the assumption is actually that regular schools are always better than a charter--you just didn't realize it shrug.gif.

 

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 It seems to me that the assumption is actually that regular schools are always better than a charter--you just didn't realize it shrug.gif.

 


No,  that's not my assumption. My assumption, having lived a bunch of different places and having tried different types of education, is that every single school is different, and that the same school can be a completely different experience for two different kids.

 

Where I currently live, charter schools are not required to provide even the most minor accommodations to SN students. At all. Going to the state will not help, and making a stink will get a family run out of the school. I know that's not the case every where, but it is here. I've no idea if it's the case where the OPer lives or not.

 

Some of those exact same schools are fabulous for other kids, and I know that in other places charters do a nice job with kids with mild needs. So no, it's not my bias that charters are bad.  However, I do see a lot of people assuming that charters are better without even checking out their home school. I think it can be quite difficult to tell from the outside how any school will do meeting the needs of a specific child.

 

The OPer's child has issues with her right hand. It seems possible to me that those issues will eventually effect handwriting. It seems possible that physical therapy and/or occupational therapy might be helpful for her. Here, those services are only available through public schools.

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