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I understand how you feel, had to do that very thing Monday. Just goes to show us that we never know what our kids go home to. I have been so upset this week with all that I was told. There are days that really get to me and this whole week has been that way. Just remember that you are doing what you can to protect the kids.
I agree, it is very difficult. The worst feeling is when the bell rings at the end of the day and you see them getting on the bus knowing they are going back home when they probably would much rather stay at school. You did such an important thing. Whether it feels like it or not, you have made such an impact on that child's life with just a phone call.
yeah - i think we've all been there - especially watching a student walk out the door to go home to a personal hell and knowing that we've only done what we could do for the day because our hands are bound by red tape.
Ugh! That's so hard. I'm sorry. I always try to remind myself at those times that I am doing something good for that child and hopefully their situation will improve because of my report but it's hard. It is sad to see the situations some of these kids live in. HUGS to you!
Good news -- I called back today to follow up and they confirmed they ARE taking it on as a case. This was especially relieving as it was a medical neglect case, and a student in a similar situation in a nearby district died a few months ago.
Thank you all for the kind comments and support, they really meant a lot.