It is a legal document!!!!
March 5, 2014 § 1 Comment
Tonight we had big glitches with Arianna’s MCAS accommodations and how they were interpreted. ( Who knew they were open to interpretation?). I have been sending emails all night trying to make sure she will have what she needs in the morning for her long composition.
Honestly I am somewhere between my head about to explode and wanting to cry. Why? Why do I have to monitor this? Why can’t the school just do their job?
I keep rereading the accommodations, I want to give them the benefit of the doubt – honestly I do! But mostly I want my daughter to get what is outlined!
It is nights like this that make me angry!
But there is another point of view. My mind oscillates through both at warp speed like a flip book for animated pictures.
This other point of view is “Who cares?!?” I know in my heart she is not likely to perform well regardless of the accommodations. At the same time I am processing the thought that if she had been appropriately accommodated all along maybe should would.
It is a maddening mind game!
At times I think to myself “Just let it go, what difference does it make.” And the next moment I am steaming mad because she deserves to get what is outlined in her plan.
Teachers- Remember the IEP IS A LEGAL DOCUMENT! It must be honored! You can not change what is outlined because of your opinion or what is convenient in the moment! Ever! As parents this is where we put our trust in the school – when you decide to change things on your own our trust gets broken. Once trust is broken it is virtually impossible to repair.