February 20, 2006

02/20-More school crap

Thanks so much everyone for your support regarding our school problem. Things just keep getting worse. I *thought* I had our preschool situation straighted out. I talked to the ESU (Educational Service Unit) here in town, they have a preschool that is NOT connected to the school district and their prices were reasonable ($50.00 per month, per child for 4 days per week, 3 hours a day). BUT..this afternoon I got a call from Staci (thearapist & teacher now) and she told me some pretty bad things about that school (I don't know how she heard I had contacted them). So now Im clueless again. Staci wasn't just saying that because it's another school, she is 100% behind me and agrees that our kids should not be going to kindergarden, she told it to me friend to friend. Mardell (the woman who broke the news to me about the kids having to go to kindergarden..and she is 100% FOR this idea..so her & I are not seeing eye to eye) is suppose to call me any minute. I don't know what she's going to tell me, but Stacie told me to expect her phone call around 3pm, it's 3:05 now. I asked Stacie how many kids this BS is affecting and she said only your kids. GRR!! Troy & I are seriously considering NO school this coming year. Heaven help me if that happens, I've enjoyed my 2 day a week little break. I've been going out to the YMCA and working out and running errands..it's been nice, but if I need to give that up so be it.

1 comment:

Kim said...


Hang in there and stand your ground! How big is your school district? Can you go to them(school board)? If as that one woman said your kids are the only ones affected what is the big deal..keep them in preschool another year! Make sure if you plan to keep them home next year what the laws are..I have heard of parents being called when kids aren't in school. I hope you can get them in somewhere that is good cause I know you need your breaks too and I would hate to see the kids have to give up a year they deserve. Plus you have worked so hard with Wyatt I don't want you to have to do it again. The preschool that is reasonable..have you toured it, sat in on a class(I know in your spare time) but it might give you more insight. Also maybe they would be willing to give you references of other parents. That way you might be able to get ideas what others think. Or you could do what I've done..stopped complete strangers in walmart, grocery store, etc and said "your child is so cute. does he go to school? Where? Do you like it? etc" I've found alot of good baby products that way too..lol! Well BIG HUGS from St. Louis. I hope you are able to read some to destress.