The IEP “team” tells a parent that a “temporary” change of placement is homebound with no services for a month. The parent is told this “temporary” situation is so that everyone can regroup and the student can be allowed time to calm down. Student had exhibited some inappropriate behaviors at school for several months. Parent is presented with paperwork to sign. After all, the parent had been reported for the student’s truancy the year before when the student was aggressive at school and the parent was concerned the school would hotline her again if she didn’t sign the paperwork that the school is now insisting on.
A “change of placement” typically is not a temporary scenario. In this instance, school staffers were tired of dealing with the student’s behaviors and didn’t utilize available outside resources to rectify the situation. Sending the student to “homebound” was a quick and easy approach to eliminate the problem. After all, the parent doesn’t know any better!
The parent is concerned that she would lose employment during the one-month homebound scenario. Decisions made by schools impact more than just one student. Sometimes the tipping point to meltdown for a family is just moments away.
Some public schools continue to bamboozle parents because they can and will continue until that one parent takes a stand for their child.
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