I hate dealing with our public school. They make things 10 times harder than they have to be for everything. Seriously. However, with Will aging out of speech therapy in June, I have no choice but to deal with them.
In March, we were suppose to have a transition meeting. The state and the public school were to set up this meeting and let me know the date. Said meeting never happened, so I started making phone calls at the beginning of this month. When I called my service coordinator, I was told the school hadn’t called them back. I waited another week and then I called the school directly.
Getting to the right person wasn’t too tough. However, whatever list we were suppose to be on — we aren’t. I was like “I have a letter from the state saying that we need to get this scheduled”. She then put me on hold for at least 5 minutes and then magically found Will’s paperwork. We scheduled what I think is an evaluation for next Friday. She told me I had to go to our home school and fill out a bunch of paperwork and prove residency. She gave me a list of what I had to bring to do that.
Will and I went this morning to get the paperwork and give them what I needed to prove residency. The paperwork was annoying and long (Just like it was when I had Madison screened for preschool. Seriously, why is it any of their business how much I make and how old Bill and I are). The kicker — I didn’t bring the right information in, because I was told the wrong stuff! Needless to say, I was pissed.
Now, I’m not the first person doing this. I do not understand why 1. they can’t use all the crap I filled out for the state or 2. how the administration building and the school don’t have the same requirements. I was told from the school that they would not send the paperwork over unless I proved residency first (even though I have an evaluation scheduled for next week). Now, the admin people told me that I could fill out the information packet and not to worry about having the other paperwork. I could have screamed.
Now, you’d think the two buildings would know what the other one is doing. Seriously, you;d think they don’t want to give us services. Needless to say, after about 2 hours of running around, I got all the paperwork and went back to the school and turned it in. Now, hopefully they manage not lose it between now and next Friday.