Hang on.... derailment ahead!
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Things were going along as planned until about 9:30am. I have the bag ready to fill with fireplace ashes, and a cardboard box is ready to be filled with school items from the living room. They are still right where I left them. What happened? Complete derailment summed up in three words: Isaac Got Suspended.
The more the day went on, the more I was believing he should not be suspended and there is still one huge gaping hole in the whole story. How did an accidental "bumped into the sports teacher" turn into a 3-day suspension especially when this teacher had no issues with what happened. The trigger for Isaac was that the varsity basketball coach happened to be there talking with the teacher, but then he mentioned a baseball coach and to me it sounds like things escalated at that point for staff, but Isaac has no idea why. This is definitely the short version! Anyway, I have now asked for his IEP meeting to be organized for tomorrow instead of next week and I want to discuss rescinding this decision for a 3-day suspension as it is definitely related to his developmental disabilities and was not handled by some of the staff according to his IEP needs. He wants to be in school tomorrow and he doesn't have an issue with the sports teacher. So, I am having to reschedule my client meeting so I can be available anytime tomorrow except for one small window of time for the eval needed on his Health & Welfare budget or so I can be home with Isaac. Happy "official" Birthday to him, huh? Ugh!
Thankfully Maegann had a good day at school and has made the decision to go for the top three resume items: Honors Student, Honor Roll and there was one more thing.... can't think of it.
Tim had a very busy day too. Besides the Reno project (he didn't have to go so far) there are three other big projects coming due at the same time.
So, my potential "to-do" list for tomorrow is:
*IEP meeting & get Isaac back in class
*Get his budget eval done so his Medicaid can kick back in for him.
*Clean the fireplace.
*Get the school stuff moved out of the living room.
*Bake a cake for Isaac's true birthday. I did get his favorite Cheddar Brats to bbq for supper.
At this moment, I'll be pleased to get the first two and the final items done.