What is considered a decent and fair try? I'm told by "everyone" that it takes time to get things just right the first week or so of school, especially in special education.
Today, they did get the schedule right. And some girl got jealous of sharing her aid and bullied my daughter. Other kids witnessed it and tried to stop it. Teachers did seem to do the right thing, but my child ended up being found crying in the bathroom. It was bad enough that the other girl "got written up."
How much is enough? My daughter was bullied in China mercilessly for the first 11.75 years of her life - the worst of it in school there.
I did meet someone today who may be the answer to a prayer. He is truly an advocate for the child and seems to work the system like I've never known someone on the inside would do.
This whole public school business has been MUCH harder than having my daughter at home. But, and it's a big one, she does disrupt my work and without that we can't put food on the table. I need more kids in my daycare to make ends meet, too, so it's only going to get harder and more demanding.
On the other hand, she's MY child. My first loyalty needs to be to her. This was the biggest issue I wrestled with when thinking about adopting. A single mom NEEDS to work. There isn't a choice. But what is the cost now to my daughter?
Still no bus. Apple started her school season speech therapy today.
I really need to figure this out by the end of this week or I'm going to crash and burn.