Hey, Guess What?
Yeah, my son...you know...THE VICTIM.
Because we were redistricted last year, my son is attending his current school under a provision for those who wished to remain at the old school for their last year of Elementary education. Because my son is not particularly adaptable, and struggles with changes, we felt it was in his best interest to keep him there.
That is a decision I am right now regretting.
Regardless...the terms of this agreement state that attendance is a factor in granting that privilege. Now that he has been absent in excess of ten days, they can kick him out, aaaaaaaaaaaaaall nice and legal like.
And, he is being denied the opportunity to take the CRCT, which he MUST have to move on to sixth grade next year. Their position is that unless he is in attendace, he doesn't have the right to take the test.
I told you the principal was a bully. See, I can't win. I've accepted that. I don't have a team of legal eagles and iron clad policy to back me up. But I won't give in either.
So, instead of actually addressing or resolving the problem, they are just going to make it go away. And in the process, they are going to further punish one already very demoralized ten year old boy.
Incidentally, throughout this whole debacle, she has refused to consider the things that occurred as bullying. She says that Diminutive One is merely "uncomfortable" around this other child. I knew she was devious and evil, but I never thought she would try to place the blame in the victims's lap. I should have.
So I guess the decision has been made for us. Without the CRCT he can't be enrolled in a public 6th grade anywhere in Georgia. He will be homeschooled next year.
Hey, Atlanta Journal/Constitution....Cawl me. I think I got a story for ya.
P.S. If you live in Georgia, it might be that your child attends the same school. Does that frighten you? It should. I would love to trumpet her name and that of the school all over the internets, but that's not very prudent from a privacy standpoint, and probably a legal one as well. If you want to know, email me.