Our special ed director retired this summer. I could write a whole post about the pros and cons of this, but right now, I'm just hopping mad about a con. There is some confusion about how his job is going to be filled, which has resulted in the person in charge of HeadStart beleiving they are in charge of the building- the WHOLE building- that HeadStart shares with ECSE. They decided HeadStart needed a room on the first floor for their 3-year-olds, so they moved one of the ESCE classrooms upstairs- and THEN informed the ESCE teacher that this had ALREADY HAPPENED. On top of that, this person won't even let them move all of their stuff- they have decided, for example, that the para doesn't need a desk, so did not approve moving the desk.
What the... ?
My buddy Jack is still in that room. Why they think it appropriate to move a child who cannot walk on his own upstairs is beyond me. If the elevator isn't working- and its use is already strongly discouraged- how will they access the cafeteria? The gym? The playground? What if there is a fire? Normal 3-year-olds can safel use the stair. Jack can't. They would have to carry him- putting more people in danger.
Angry, angry, angry. What a way to start a day. :(