Well, I had my appointment to review Jaysen's records this morning. In a word? Uneventful.
I'm not sure if that's good or bad, but there was nothing in that file that I already didn't have myself.
Well, that's not entirely true- I did find out that they approved bus transportation for Kindergarten last year. Wow, that would have been nice to know. I didn't even know they had considered it. Obviously, that wasn't followed through on. And there was a confidential fax from another school regarding three kids that were going to be new to special ed- obviously in Jaysen's file by mistake.
I'm wondering what they took out. None of my e-mails were in there. No notes from any meetings that they've had. When I say the file was bland...it was worse my Mom's bean soup (sorry, Mom!).
I did find it interesting that when I originally inquired about obtaining copies, I was told it was 10 cents a sheet. When I arrived I asked again, and was told 10 cents a sheet. When I asked for copies...the lady left the room. When she re-entered, I was told it was 10 cents a sheet, and an additional $18 an hour. She explained that the fee was a copy fee, and based on the lowest clerical salary.
So she copied it, and charged me $15.40 for the copies, plus an additional $9.10 for the excruciatingly difficult task of standing at a copier for 30 minutes.
I thought they couldn't do that?
When I paid her the $24.50, I didn't make a scene. What I did do was have her write out a detailed receipt of what services I was charged and paid for. I know it's only $9.10, but it's another small notch on the bedpost for my case. If I'm correct.
My stinkin' advocate isn't calling me back. Argh...so frustrating.
Other than those little tidbits, the whole thing was uneventful and a bit of a letdown. I'd like to know if there is anyway to get the non-truncated records. I don't see that there would be an issue if the other student's names were blackened out, but who knows.
I should have more in a couple days. The State Board of Education Compliance Officer meets with the school on Tuesday. She's supposed to get back with me by Wednesday at the latest.