Posted by Dad
on August 01, 2000 at 12:38:30:
In Reply to: Taking on City Hall? posted by Jim O'Donnell on July 27, 2000 at 13:02:53:
The due process sytem is set up for this type of remediation, and tho it is stacked heavily in favor of the schools and preservation of the status quo, occasionally the good guy does indeed win. You will need to contact a good and experienced advocate in your area for specific help.
Suggest that you maintain as perfect documentation of all facts, events and conversations for evidence to back up your position. If the local district has done this without approval of the state, they will probably cave before you have to execute any formal hearing procedure, as they will clearly be in violation. If they had the state's prior approval (even if just implicite) then you may have a bit more fight on your hands.
NC is unique in that the TEACCH method is in place as an actual line item for the state budget, and not piecemeal district by district. As such, NC schools will have a certain degree less flexibility in the program, as they will be tied directly to legislative intent and not just through administrative policy.
If you go to the link below and pose your question, there are many experienced paretns willing to share their opinions and advice.
Good luck to you!