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Death at School: Parents Protest Dangerous Discipline for Autistic, Disabled Kids - ABC News

Death at School: Parents Protest Dangerous Discipline for Autistic, Disabled Kids - ABC News


Student was assigned to the ED classroom at Underwood
Elementary for Twenty-four (24) school days.  During this time, the Student was placed in the
Room on at least Fourteen (14) different school days, ranging from 420 minutes a day in the
Room to 70 minutes.  The Student was placed in the Room for an equivalent of over nine (9) full
days (3,860 minutes – 420 minutes in a full school day) (DEX 50, p. 1503).  Of the twenty-four
(24) school days the Student was absent three (3) days, and received out-of-school suspension
six (6) days.  (DEX 50)  There is only one (1) day during the 2003-2004 school year (24
attendance days) that Student remained in the ED classroom the entire day.  (DEX 50).

Death at School: Child Restraints Spark Controversy | Video - ABC News

Death at School: Child Restraints Spark Controversy | Video - ABC News


Student was assigned to the ED classroom at Underwood Elementary for Twenty-four (24) school days.  During this time, the Student was placed in the Room on at least Fourteen (14) different school days, ranging from 420 minutes a day in the Room to 70 minutes.  The Student was placed in the Room for an equivalent of over nine (9) full days (3,860 minutes – 420 minutes in a full school day) (DEX 50, p. 1503).  Of the twenty-four
(24) school days the Student was absent three (3) days, and received out-of-school suspension
six (6) days.  (DEX 50)  There is only one (1) day during the 2003-2004 school year (24 attendance days) that Student remained in the ED classroom the entire day.  (DEX 50).

Twice Exceptional Children (2e) - Wrightslaw

Eligibility for Special Ed: Grades, IQ Scores, Evaluations

ABC News Investigation: Moms Fight Back Against Harsh Methods to Restrain Students with Special Needs - ABC News

Second Family Alleges Abuse of Mentally-Ill Son in Russellville Elementary School

Schools Must Pay For Special Education Evaluations, Court Rules - Disability Scoop

Schools Must Pay For Special Education Evaluations, Court Rules - Disability Scoop


School districts should reimburse parents for independent educational evaluations of students with disabilities, at least in some cases, a federal court is affirming. Though the U.S. Department of Education has long indicated that parents have the right to an independent opinion at public expense under certain circumstance, the Jefferson County Board of Education in Alabama challenged the rule. The school district declined to reimburse parents named in court papers as Philip and Angie C. after they sought an outside evaluation when they disagreed with the district’s assessment of their child, A.C.

'Isolation box:' Abuse or therapy for Longview school kids? | Local & Regional | Seattle News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO News

New Federal Data: Graduation Rates Reveal Achievement Gaps for KS & MO « KC Education Enterprise

Training Lions & Tigers: Discipline and Children with ADHD

Behavior Problems & Discipline: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know by Sue Whitney and Pam Wright - Wrightslaw.com

Doing Your Homework: Behavior Problems: It Isn't Okay Just to Teach the Easy Kids by Sue Whitney - Wrightslaw

Wrightslaw - Functional Behavioral Assessments: What? Why? How? Who? by Stephen Starin, Ph.D.

Is The District Worth The Money?

I know for my family that the Lee's Summit School District was not worth the money.  My children received a less than average education and my taxes paid dearly for it.

I have sixteen acres in the Ozarks.  I just received my tax bill for their.  The school district tax levy down there is 2.7500.  In Lee's Summit it is 6.0579.  The difference is cost is not reflected in the level of education.

I think that it is time to sell my house in Lee's Summit and move out of this overrated and overtaxed district.  If only I could sell my house for what I paid for it 12 years ago.  I don't think that I can.

My personal property tax bill was over $1,600 and my real estate tax is over $3,600.  My real estate tax on sixteen acres with utilities is $200 down there.  My $1,600 property tax bill would have been $774.04.  That is a huge difference.

Kate Casas: If It's Broken, Fix It

Autistic Tampa Student Will Attend His Neighborhood Middle School | StateImpact Florida

Benefit Of Popular Autism Therapy Questioned - Disability Scoop

Lockdowns lifted at three Lee's Summit schools after off-campus domestic disturbance call

Lee's Summit Police Investigating Shooting at Apartment Complex - Lee's Summit Tribune - Lee's Summit News

Girl Shot by Teens Playing with Gun | fox4kc.com – Kansas City news & weather from WDAF TV – FOX 4

Lee’s Summit man charged in shooting that sparked standoff - KansasCity.com

Superintendent's Blog: Failure of Prop B keeps funding pressure on local community

Here Is What Happens To Children With Special Needs In Lee's Summit

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Here is my OCR report.  I have written the truth in red beside their statements.  Please feel free to use in any way that will benefit you or other families.
Sherri
UNITEDSTATESDEPARTMENTOFEDUCATION
OFFICEFORCIVILRIGHTS-REGIONVII

NOV 6, 2006



SherriTucker 1200SoutheastLondonWay Lee'sSummit,Missouri 64081
Re:OCRDocket#07061178
DearMs.Tucker:
OnMay10, 2006,theU.S.DepartmentofEducation(Department),Officefor CivilRights (OCR),receivedyourcomplaintagainsttheLee'sSummitR-VIISchoolDistrict(District), Lee'sSummit,Missouri,allegingdiscriminationonthebasisofdisability.Thisistoinform youwehavecompletedourinvestigationofyourcomplaintandmadethefollowing determination.