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concerned

Clarksville, TX

#1 Dec 9, 2010
If Paris ISD has a mission statement to provide a quality education to a diverse student population, enabling each to achieve full potential and become a productive,
responsible citizen then why do I feel that my son is being left behind?
For the last two months or so I have tried to get my son the help he so desperately needs within Crockett Middle School. As my son suffers from ADHD and ODD along with having a heart condition.
At every level within the school district I feel they are trying to deny my son's need for a higher education. Not only is my son failing benchmarks and tests, he failed his 4th grade Reading TAKS as well and nothing seems to be done. I have tried to seek a 504 class to help but even that has been turned down before a 504 meeting was even scheduled to determine his eligibility.
The assistant superintendant informed me the counselor made the decision without even calling and letting me know.
My son's psychiatrist told me that a child with ADHD should qualify for 504. So if a MD is stating this why is the school district so against my son and his need for a higher education.
As a parent and a taxpayer I am truly concerned about the Paris ISD and there so called wonderful schools.

“Illegitimi non carborundum”

Since: Apr 10

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#2 Dec 9, 2010
I think this site may be of help to you and your fight. Good Luck! http://www.greatschools.org/special-education...
Stand on my own

Arlington, TX

#3 Dec 9, 2010
If you can get a Dr.to write for him to be taught at home,Then a teacher will come to your home and teach him one on one,She is very good it worked for my son.
sad

Clarksville, TX

#4 Dec 11, 2010
nice post...this is not the 1st time i have heard this same problem with that school district..good luck with it
Strange

Paris, TX

#5 Dec 11, 2010
My child attends Crockett and we have had absolutely no problems with maintaining the 504 plan that was put in place during 2nd grade. Changes and updates have been approved with no problems also. I've heard of this problem at North Lamar with a friend of mine where they didn't want to put a 504 in place with her daughter who was ADHD but again, no problems at PISD. Friend had to get Region 8 involved. A 504 is almost always approved when a child has ADHD or if they have dsylexia. PISD also has a program called RTI (Response to Intervention) that they are probably using with your son since he has failed TAKS.
beenthere

Paris, TX

#6 Dec 11, 2010
RTI is the law and PISD must follow it, it can be very frustrating. I tried for several years to get my child classified as 504, sometimes teachers, parents, and administratorsÂ’ hands are tied. Please be patient with the school. I know first hand how frustrating it can be. RTI is a slow process especially when you know what the problem is with your child and what they need to be successful. Instead of bashing the school about sometime out of there control, why not focusing on the real problem No Child Left Standing or whatever they are calling it these days.
concerned

Clarksville, TX

#7 Dec 11, 2010
After a long conversation with the principal on friday she seems to be more cooperative. They are going to schedule a 504 meeting for monday. The counselor also called and appologized for "dropping the ball". It's so frustrating to try to get your kids the help they need when so much resistance meets you head on.
My son has been a C student but so far has passed school, barely hanging on. Now he is failing and it's just going to get harder for him. I have been trying since the 4th grade to get help for my son. I have done alot of research with the laws on ADHD and ODD, but maybe now we can get the ball rolling.
Question

Paris, TX

#8 Dec 11, 2010
concerned wrote:
After a long conversation with the principal on friday she seems to be more cooperative. They are going to schedule a 504 meeting for monday. The counselor also called and appologized for "dropping the ball". It's so frustrating to try to get your kids the help they need when so much resistance meets you head on.
My son has been a C student but so far has passed school, barely hanging on. Now he is failing and it's just going to get harder for him. I have been trying since the 4th grade to get help for my son. I have done alot of research with the laws on ADHD and ODD, but maybe now we can get the ball rolling.
You seem to be all about blaming the school. How much research have you done on how you can help your son at home? I know our laws reflect the liberal mentality that the schools have to do everything for everyone. I think that should change so that the taxpayers don't have to foot the bill for everything that is wrong with every child. Where is the parents' responsibility?
In the loop

Paris, TX

#9 Dec 11, 2010
Mention to them that you will be contacting the TEA.(Which mandates how they handle students with special needs/conditions) This will probably catch their attention. Good luck! By the way, TEA (I believe) stands for Teacher's Education Association.
TEA

Paris, TX

#10 Dec 11, 2010
In the loop wrote:
Mention to them that you will be contacting the TEA.(Which mandates how they handle students with special needs/conditions) This will probably catch their attention. Good luck! By the way, TEA (I believe) stands for Teacher's Education Association.
TEA is Texas Education Agency.
well then

Clarksville, TX

#11 Dec 11, 2010
Why does the blame always come back on the parent. I know this family and this is not the only child they have. He is the only child that needs help with home work every night while the other kids dont need as much. They must be doing something right cause the others in school are in acc classes, National Elementary Honor Society, and has been commended on the TAKS test. I have kids so I know they can bring home 3 papers for home work at a time. If it takes this poor child 2 hours to do 24 math problems I can only imagine what its like with no help. Hope you can get the help you need.
concerned

Clarksville, TX

#12 Dec 12, 2010
Question wrote:
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You seem to be all about blaming the school. How much research have you done on how you can help your son at home? I know our laws reflect the liberal mentality that the schools have to do everything for everyone. I think that should change so that the taxpayers don't have to foot the bill for everything that is wrong with every child. Where is the parents' responsibility?
Again Paris ISD has a mission statement to provide a quality education to a diverse student population, enabling each to achieve full potential and become a productive, responsible citizen. My son is not getting that. I don't expect everyone on this forum to truly understand what I have gone through to help my son. Obviously since I posted this I am doing everything at home and within the school to try and get him help. So don't ask where my responsibility is since you obviously have no clue as to my son's issues.
Antoine

Frisco, TX

#13 Dec 12, 2010
In the loop wrote:
Mention to them that you will be contacting the TEA.(Which mandates how they handle students with special needs/conditions) This will probably catch their attention. Good luck! By the way, TEA (I believe) stands for Teacher's Education Association.
Bad advise. Do not threaten to call tea. That is so dumb. For real.
Not blaming others

Dallas, TX

#14 Dec 12, 2010
Another example of being a society of blaming others instead of taking accountability.
A Question

Dallas, TX

#15 Dec 12, 2010
concerned wrote:
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Again Paris ISD has a mission statement to provide a quality education to a diverse student population, enabling each to achieve full potential and become a productive, responsible citizen. My son is not getting that. I don't expect everyone on this forum to truly understand what I have gone through to help my son. Obviously since I posted this I am doing everything at home and within the school to try and get him help. So don't ask where my responsibility is since you obviously have no clue as to my son's issues.
The problem is the mission statement, as said by the above poster.

Since this is your child, why haven't you hired a tutor to help him? You want the tax payer to pay for his "issues." You and how many other parents?
concerned

Clarksville, TX

#16 Dec 12, 2010
A Question wrote:
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The problem is the mission statement, as said by the above poster.
Since this is your child, why haven't you hired a tutor to help him? You want the tax payer to pay for his "issues." You and how many other parents?
Well I'm not the one that came up with the mission statement. This was done by the Paris ISD. Tutoring doesn't work because he doesn't understand the work. Then he forgets how to do the work. Everyone on this forum can bash me all they want. It still doesn't change the fact that Paris ISD has so far left him behind. Your children must be in Paris ISD.
A Question

Dallas, TX

#17 Dec 12, 2010
concerned wrote:
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Well I'm not the one that came up with the mission statement. This was done by the Paris ISD. Tutoring doesn't work because he doesn't understand the work. Then he forgets how to do the work. Everyone on this forum can bash me all they want. It still doesn't change the fact that Paris ISD has so far left him behind. Your children must be in Paris ISD.
Please, everyone knows that you did not come up with the mission statement. If a parent could do so, it would be more liberal than it already is.

If he can't understand or remember how to do the work everyone else is doing, what do you expect the school to do?

No, I don't have children in any Lamar County schools; thus, I am being totally objective in my viewpoint.

I hope you have your son on medication. I had a nephew that was diagnosed ADHD and ODD - he was able to get off the medication a few years ago. He is now a Junior in high school and does well in school.

My mother is raising him. Before she got him, he was expelled from school in the first grade for his disruptive behavior. She got him in the 2nd grade. When he got expelled for attacking the teacher, he was sent to an alternative school. It only took one year at that school, plus my mother was very consistent in discipline and expectations. I hope you realize consistency and setting rules is key in dealing with your son. If you don't do it at home, no one else is going to be able to help him.
concerned

Clarksville, TX

#18 Dec 12, 2010
A Question wrote:
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Please, everyone knows that you did not come up with the mission statement. If a parent could do so, it would be more liberal than it already is.
If he can't understand or remember how to do the work everyone else is doing, what do you expect the school to do?
No, I don't have children in any Lamar County schools; thus, I am being totally objective in my viewpoint.
I hope you have your son on medication. I had a nephew that was diagnosed ADHD and ODD - he was able to get off the medication a few years ago. He is now a Junior in high school and does well in school.
My mother is raising him. Before she got him, he was expelled from school in the first grade for his disruptive behavior. She got him in the 2nd grade. When he got expelled for attacking the teacher, he was sent to an alternative school. It only took one year at that school, plus my mother was very consistent in discipline and expectations. I hope you realize consistency and setting rules is key in dealing with your son. If you don't do it at home, no one else is going to be able to help him.
My son was going to MHMR and they will only see a child for 12 months then they discharge you. For the past 3 months my son hasn't been on any new medications related to his ADHD and ODD. Once discharged from MHMR you have to find a new psychiatrist, and then wait for an appointment. We also had to find a psychiatrist that deals with children. My son is just now back on medication, different from the one while in the care of MHMR. I discipline my kids the best that I can. They also know our rules. But without the proper medication it's nearly impossible to make him understand.

Buddy B

“Politics are corrupt”

Since: Sep 08

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#19 Dec 12, 2010
Could this be some of his problem?

http://www.lilligren.com/Redneck/redneck_firs...
A Question

Dallas, TX

#20 Dec 12, 2010
Buddy B wrote:
Could this be some of his problem?
http://www.lilligren.com/Redneck/redneck_firs...
That is not EVEN funny.

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