Thursday, January 27, 2011

A Readers Comment Highlighted II

Every once in a while a reader will post something under an older post that we feel is worth sharing. This readers comments were posted under 'Special Education Issues at MVRCS (Special Education Issues at MVRCS Posting). We know that this gentleman isn't the only one to have a child facing these same issues at MVRCS and want others to know that they are not alone. Unfortunately we feel the need to warn the writer and others that MVRCS does not take lightly to being challenged nor would they welcome parents joining forces. It is a well known (and frequently experienced) fact that those who dare challenge the Board or Administration (especially in regards to Special Education issues which we believe are many) are subjected to various retaliation tactics. Children of these parents are often times retained and/or subjected to increased disciplinary actions (i.e. card changes, office visits, detentions) that make their existence there miserable. We must admit that Paul also makes some very valid points. We also suggest that any parent with a child with any diverse learning needs (be it a learning disability, ADD, ADHD, etc) know Special Education laws and enlist the assistance of an attorney or advocate when dealing with MVRCS regarding their child's education. Check out our list of Educational Advocates and Attorneys HERE.

Anonymous said...
I have a son with ADHD at MVRCS. In my opinion they are trying to railroad him out of the school. They do absolutely nothing to help him. They take pride in giving him detention after detention, never trying anything new to help him avoid detentions. It appears they take greet pride in punishing students. What is it that MMVRCS actually does to help students ? Not much. They can take a B student and give him/her twenty extra days of school a year and maybe they become a B+ student. Is that such a great accomplishment ? Not in my eyes. The true test is what they do, or don't do with kids like my son with ADHD. The answer is that they do nothing, and they are prod of it. We don't need these statements to be anonymous. We should stand together and have our voice heard. HHope to here from others iin the same position. Paul


  1. What is sad is that they really don't care. I have found this out the hard way.

    My advice to Paul and other parents is to retain an attorney. The school does not care about individual students except their own children, relatives and friends.

  2. My advice is move on. If you feel you child is not getting the services they need it's YOUR job to change it. You can sit there and site all the rules and regulations you want but if you want to fight a system while your child suffers than you have no one to blame but yourself.

  3. I back up what January 27, 2011 5:57 PM said. I learned the hard way, but fast. I was right behind every unethical step the school made with the violations that they made with my child. Only way to deal with Mystic Valley is with an attorney or SPED attorney.

    This school has probably spent more money defending their unethical actions on attorney fees, as they have on real estate.

    Don't let them win and do not attend meetings with the SPED Department unless someone else is with you. They will tell you that you can't do that, but you can. Tape them too. You will be surprised at what comes out of their mouths when you play back the tape. Write everything down; dates, time, and who made the statements. You will be surprised at how many times you will refer back to their comments.

    Good luck Paul.

  4. Andrew25 -
    If everyone just moves on then no parent who has a child with a learning disability would have an alternative to their sending district school. Besides, not all charter schools do such a deplorable job with special ed and they shouldn't be allowed to. Part of being approved for the initial charter is that they provide an education to all that enter. They get extra funds to provide that education and with the right individuals and support structure, they should be capable of providing an education to diverse learners.