our (seemingly) simple request…

inching our way, one step closer...

inching our way, one step closer...

Today was the day.  All documents in hand, all bases covered, and my husband headed into foreign territory.  The school administrations office.  I had done everything up to this point, all the calls, paperwork, begging and pleading, now it was HIS turn to get the MUCH anticipated signature to release Madison from our resident school district.

He obliged, and asked very nicely demanded an end to all this nonsense and simply find a school that seems a better fit than where our daughter has attended very unsuccessfully.

It was not without a fight, but to spare you those details, all that matters, is the signature was completed, and tomorrow, we proceed to the next step……taking all paperwork to the receiving school district, for (HOPEFULLY) an approval.

You have no idea how ready we are to find our “normal” again!!!   we have had anything BUT normalcy around here for too long!!!  I am a creature of habit, but having teenagers, certainly humbles you and forces you to be MUCH more flexible that you ever imagined you could be.

The most disheartening part, was that with SO many people on our side, school staff, friends, etc etc , I do feel that a certain section of the  administration was working AGAINST us.  Literally standing in the way of my childs education.   This should have and COULD have been done a week ago.  The term “in the childs best interest” is very broad and easily misunderstood depending on what side you are on.  Is it really necessary for my daughter to BEG for a fresh start?   I will have to look past all these details and just feel happy to have this step out of the way!!! I am trying.

I will end with a quote a friend of mine posted to Facebook the other day.  Do with it what you want… I know I have some improvements to do in this area, like most do.

“When you judge others, you do not define them, you define yourself”


10 Responses to “our (seemingly) simple request…”

  1. Needing a manicure Says:

    I’m glad you can use the quote… You never know who might benefit….:)
    I’m glad everything seems to be going better on getting things done with the school…:)

    • simplyaltered Says:

      I nearly asked for your permission first, but then figured you would not mind!! 🙂
      Yes, I finally feel a little progress is being made!!! now, to keep the momentum going…..

  2. diane fynaardt Says:

    Glad you are moving forward…. I like the quote “Do not take to heart the opinions of people you don’t respect” Kind of a deep one but has spared me in “formal” situations where, some how, respect is expected.

  3. BLT Says:

    Every child has a price on his/her head and perhaps, due to declining budgets, continued cuts, etc., the “administration” were thinking more about the mighty dollar/bottom line and their best interests than the child’s.

    Way to go, Dad!!!! He deserves a “man date!” Take him to a ball game or camping/fishing or whatever it is he loves!

    • simplyaltered Says:

      you are exactly right!!!! a true example, that not in all cases are the decisions made in the students “best interest”. She should have been in a school setting the beginning of LAST week….and here we sit, still waiting, wasting more valueable time, that she is obviously already behind on!!!!!! grrrrrrrrrr

  4. jeanne overton Says:

    i am glad it is over for you. did the area education people help at all? KNOCK THEM DEAD MADISON!!!

    • simplyaltered Says:

      I had to do the formal steps that the administration requested, and even then , they did not sign her off willingly….but the AEA in Johnston was my next step, and an attorney as well.

  5. Diana Says:

    That’s your tax dollars at work. Or should I say – the school district trying to hang on to them!

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