There is already a thread in the parents forum- but I think that parents and students who have learning challenges need their own place to "express" themselves.
my D is a junior this year- & I have a head ache
We live in a district, which pats itself on the back when they read in the paper that families are moving to this area because of their excellent services.
( which is delusional- to put it mildly)
She has had a different counselor every year- the one she had last year, who I had built up a good relationship with, left apparently just a couple weeks ago,upsetting, because she actually got things done, and our experience with the others, has been that if they drag their feet long enough, we might go away. ( I know they work hard-but the result is the same)
Her school has a policy no teacher changes.
However, her most problematic area is in math, and she has been assigned a teacher, that she has had before, and was the only teacher that she asked never to have again & I agreed.
When I found out about the assignment- I contacted the counselor, even though it was summer- and we were going to have it changed when school resumed. Not a problem.
BUt now, her counselor is gone- and they don't even have anyone assigned to take over those students, let alone someone that I have been working with closely over the past year.
Kids who are planning to go to college- but have "special needs", seem to be in a limbo, they don't usually have an IEP- at least not in our school, because an IEP- in Seattle means you are in "special ed" math & reading.
But they aren't taking 4 or 5 AP courses like the "top" kids, so it feels like their college aspirations aren't taken as seriously.