school system

United States
April 27, 2009 12:06pm CST
i am getting so tired of the school system my son got suspended on friday for swearing in front of the princeable and the school just called to tell me he is not aloud to go back until i bring him back they know i have no way of getting him there i called to speak with the princeable but of corse he was not available to talk to me , they know he has behavior problems because he has adhd,odd and bipolar thats why hes in a special class , i told his teacher if he can't go to school until i bring him back then he may not be able to go back to school he said there was nothing he could do it came from higher up , why do schools make a big thing out of something so small , what is up with the school system these days.
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@chigawaga (593)
• Canada
27 Apr 09
i hear u! in my opinion i dont think that suspension is the proper way fo dealing with issues,my son would love to stay home all the time so for him it would just be vacation! i think that swearing is not that big of a deal to get suspended for,and they could have made him right lines or stay in for the lunch hr that woulda been a better consequence then to hurt his education!
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• United States
27 Apr 09
my son feels the same way, the thing that gets me is he only said i don't give a damn i really don't see how it's all that bad he could of said something even worse.
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@arcidy (5017)
• United States
27 Apr 09
Seems like suspending kids dosnt help out at all since most kids dont care if there suspended from school they just see it as a way as a week off. They need to find a better way to punnish kids rather then to suspend them like going to school on the weekends or something like that.
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@dmrone (751)
• United States
27 Apr 09
This is the school systems way of not having to teach a special needs child. They feel it is takes up to much of their time, to have to teach a secial needs child anything. I had to put up with our local school system doing just this type of thing for years, because my second oldest was in a special needs class. I finally tired of their antics and started homeschooling my children.
• United States
27 Apr 09
Call a lawyer because they have to provide transportation and an education. (depending on the state.) I would still call a lawyer. They cannot deny your child an education, if they do not want him in school then they need to send a certified teacher to your home.
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@TLChimes (4881)
• United States
27 Apr 09
If your child is in a certain class for a certain reason they should know how to deal with him. Isn't that the point of the special class? Wrights Law or Cause may be able to offer some ideas on how to help if you are in the states. If not maybe someone else can use the links. http://www.wrightslaw.com/law.htm or http://www.causeonline.org/
@TLChimes (4881)
• United States
28 Apr 09
I got this in my box just this morning: Full article is at http://www.wrightslaw.com/heath/disc.behave.why.htm Opening on the e-mail: Behavior & Discipline Problems at School Does your child have behavior problems at school? Does your child's behavior fall under the school's rules for misbehavior? Is your child's behavior caused by his disability? Does the behavior need to be addressed as an educational issue? If you are a parent, teacher or administrator who is dealing with behavior problems or school discipline issues, you need to know about the right to a free appropriate education, the role of the IEP team, functional behavior assessments, and behavior intervention plans. Behavior and Discipline Problems: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know by Pam Wright and Sue Whitney. *Hope you find some use with this.*
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@miamilady (4925)
• United States
29 Apr 09
I think TL chimes gave you some good info... If your child is ADHD and has BiPolar disorder I would think that he would be in a special program...and that the school should know how to deal with these things. If you have no way of getting him to school they need to take that into consideration. If you can't get the principal to work with you or speak with you on the phone, I suggest you go over his head to the district. But, do your homework first. Check out the links that TL provided you with. It's not okay to curse in school in front of the principal but I do think that they are possibly overreacting. Good luck I hope things work out for you.