After a day like today, I wonder whether I should sit down and write it all out or just stick it away in the 'never to access again' files. No... I will blog. Probably. And when I'm done I'll decide if I will actually publish it or not.
Short story: good meeting with RR this morning and then a meeting at the school which wasn't awful but wasn't great. I was surprised by a few things and not by others. In general I am more educated as far as what our trouble areas area and what potential combinations there may be to be able to make things work. And yet still no solutions which actually solve all the difficulties.
Main issue: we have 6 special needs students all needing to be educated and no school can accommodate all of them.
General answer we could fight for: accommodate them all at their home school, as many as possible in inclusive educational classrooms.
Reality that we are instead heading for: educate them all within the same building in educationally appropriate settings.
Apparently that isn't possible. And that's just plain sad...
More later, when I have more of my thoughts together. Things like the staffing specialist that literally laughed and said "you can't be serious" when I mentioned full inclusion for Brianna, and the look I received from her when she asked if I had considered keeping some of there kids home again next year too (meaning Aleksa and Wesley)and I answered "I'm considering keeping 6 of them home" as her jaw dropped.
Yes, it was an interesting meeting. Time for a relaxing evening out with my husband after speech...