Quote from bleemadden
Spidey's Mom - I congratulate you for standing up about that dance!! Even listening to the radio I find myself asking, "Can they seriously play this on a public station?!" It's really quite disgusting that it has become socially acceptable to use such foul and vulgar language so freely.
Complaining about something like that, that can be changed and really needs to be, is not something for staff to complain about. There are quite a few complaints that I get where I give the parent the district phone number and ask them to voice their complaints to the higher-ups to get something changed. What I don't appreciate are accusations that everything is "my fault" including illnesses, lice, state vaccination policies, etc.
So far I've been pretty lucky with the parents. Although I did have one father complain that I did a hearing and vision screening and health report on his son before he signed the paperwork to ok that. I know him and called him at home and he was fine being interviewed. It was later that he complained to the principal. If he didn't want to be interviewed, why talk to me? Why didn't the school ask me to do the screening when it wasn't ok'd by the parent yet?
Today I got a call from the principal that a H&V screening/health report had not been done on a student having an IEP this morning. My paperwork didn't have the IEP scheduled today - it was later this week. I had this child on my schedule to do today. So, I came over and did his screening and then interviewed mom and did the report. Got an email later asking me to try to get all the screenings done two weeks before the IEP's are due. This is the first time I've been asked to do that. Hey, if you keep changing the IEP's, it is kinda hard to schedule them . . plus, I have another elementary school and two high schools and 4 continution classes and 4 special ed classes. Not to mention my actual diabetic students.
I don't know - sometimes this job gets to me. There isn't enough time to do everything.