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Thu Sep 6, 2018, 07:44 AM

Kentucky district excessively removed disabled students from class -- including one for 63 days

Breathitt County School officials inappropriately disciplined special education students with mild mental disabilities, an audit found, excessively removing them from classrooms or suspending them from school grounds but recording that they were voluntarily absent.

One disabled student received out-of-school suspensions for 63 1/2 days.

That’s one of the reasons the Breathitt County district will have the rare distinction of being managed by the state for at least one more year, making for a total of seven.

Breathitt County has made “notable gains” in six years under state management but is not ready to operate on its own, Interim Kentucky Commissioner Wayne Lewis has concluded.

Read more: https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/education/article217755990.html

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TexasTowelie Sep 2018 OP
d_r Sep 2018 #1
get the red out Sep 2018 #2
Ohiogal Sep 2018 #3
get the red out Sep 2018 #4

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 07:57 AM

1. Thing is

This happened under state management. Can't imagine how bad it was before...

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 08:11 AM

2. Not at all surprised

My sister had to remove her daughter, who is on the autism spectrum and was 8 at the time, from a different school system here in Kentucky because she was literally being mistreated by the teachers, including special education teachers. The last straw was when a teacher literally had the entire class turn to look at my niece and say loudly to her "STOP WASTING OUR CLASS TIME!" My sister called a parent-teacher conference, where the regular teacher said that she had never had an autistic student before (yea, right) and the special needs teachers sat and passed notes to each other and smirked the whole time, like a couple of 13 year olds. Takes a lot of money, some from grandparents, but she is a private school geared toward special needs kids now, and doing great.

That school wanted to control my niece's every move more than they cared about if she learned, and she is sharp as a tac! But she has trouble with some behaviors, she has ADHD also. They were wasting this child, as well as abusing her.

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Response to get the red out (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 08:17 AM

3. I'm sorry you and your daughter had to go through this

But that's what happens when schools are starved of decent facilities and the right personnel to teach kids with autism or other learning disabilities. They take $ away from schools because states are giving out all those tax cuts...... Education seems to be last on the priority list.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 6, 2018, 11:19 AM

4. Absolutely

And Matt Bevin has been going after teachers all he can. I really hate Bevin.

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