I wrote about the resolution we reached with the FULLERTON SCHOOL DISTRICT earlier this week, but the FULLERTON SCHOOL DISTRICT somehow stumbled across that post here on my blog (funny, huh?) and, in the FULLERTON SCHOOL DISTRICT’S view, it was in violation of a certain CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT, the details of which I am not at liberty to reveal because it’s, well, confidential. I was advised to take the post down, which I have. However, as I feel it is important to explain where this long, contentious journey with the FULLERTON SCHOOL DISTRICT has led us in regard to Finn’s placement, I offer this revised version:
We met with the FULLERTON SCHOOL DISTRICT last week. Our attorney was present. A discussion took place, the details of which I am not at liberty to discuss because of a CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT. I think it is safe to say, and not in violation of said CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT, that emotions ran high and Michael and I were not overly pleased with the direction the discussion took.
In the end, however, we reached an agreement regarding Finn’s placement for this school year, the details of which I am not at liberty to discuss due to a CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT. We are pleased with the placement decision reached, but absolutely disgusted at what it took to obtain such a placement. We are extremely disappointed that we had to hire legal counsel and shell out money we can hardly spare in order to secure this placement for Finn.
Our dealings with the FULLERTON SCHOOL DISTRICT with regard to Finn – from the time he transitioned two years ago at the age of three – have been overwhelmingly negative. The FULLERTON SCHOOL DISTRICT has shown a bias time and time again for its own interests, and not those of the child it is duty bound to serve. It is also my belief that the FULLERTON SCHOOL DISTRICT utilizes CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS in this manner in order to retain the ability to continue to screw families and children.
In any event, Finn will start school next week. My dealings with the school personnel thus far have been very positive and I am hopeful that this will be a new and exciting chapter for Finn that will allow him new opportunities, including the opportunity to belong, to positively impact his peers, and to grow.