Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Tomorrow is the IEP meeting at Jakes new school.  They have done their evaluations and sent me the info on what they are recommending for him.  They also have been following the old school's IEP until this meeting.

I am thrilled with the testing results.  Jakes is doing very well in the new school.  I am a little worried that they want to allow him to use a calculator for math.  Ok, so he tested low in addition and subtraction but isn't using the calculator just going to hinder him further?  Shouldn't they work with him to improve his skills, not give him a crutch that will make things easier for the teacher?

I am tempted to send an email to JF and let him know what I will want addressed tomorrow. I would like to think JF and I could present a united front where we both have the best interest of the child in mind.  But in my past dealing with JF, I'll be labeled as the hysterical mother and he'll be the GOD.  Not to mention he thinks because he has residential custody of Jakes, he is in charge and holds all the power.  He just has no clue, as usual!

But since I've sat through these meetings many times before, I have confidence that everything will be fine.  If I have the chance to make JF look like the ass he is, you know I'll be taking it!


  1. The last line is good. Maybe start the meeting off with that! :)

    Good luck, I'm sure it'll work out fine!

  2. i have a aspie kid that uses a calculator...and i think it actually helps over the frustration it causes when they dont have it and cant keep up so i think you are safe there....IEP meetings are only as good as the advocates present...remember that...

  3. On the calculator issue, I found that they allowed all kids to use calculators once they reached middle school and high school ages, so that's not really a bad thing. I was surprised about it at first too, but it seems to be the way it is now.

  4. Best of luck to the both of you.


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