Sunday, September 12, 2010

Short Lived Peace

I received some devasting news on Friday upon picking Hannah up from her new school.  Somehow or another, there was a serious lack of communication between the school and the school board.  The school board has denied Hannah's admission.  This came as a complete and utter shock, as I had received and paid her tuition bill which came from the school board.  So how they 'didn't know' she was attending without 'permission' from them is beyond me.  It is a mess and confusing and at the time, I was so distraught I could barely speak, so I walked away in a state of despair with my head spinning and my heart broken.  The principal assured me there was no problem at all with Hannah and in fact, he had seen her making friends and fitting in very nicely.  He feels terrible and I do believe him, he is a very nice man.  I know he only follows the rules, he doesn't make them.  I do know that the contract I signed did state that the Board has every right to revoke admission without reason at any time.  That's exactly what they did. 

So after many tears and discussions, we have come up with Plan B.  Hannah loves that school and she deserves to be there after all she has gone through.  Our only option is to move into the district.   Moving the entire family at a moment's notice is out of the question, so tomorrow I will be apartment hunting in the district and as long as the place isn't completely disgusting, Hannah and I will be moving.  Unbelievable.  I don't see any other way around this.  It will be a huge adjustment and a sacrifice to say the least, but that is the only way I can insure her attendance without being at the mercy of the School Board.    

If I think too much about it, I feel completely overwhelmed and feel myself breaking down.  So I am going to KEEP CALM and CARRY ON.   At least that's the plan.  Wish me luck - I'll keep you posted.

7 comments:

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Lynn, my heart sunk when I read your post. I cannot believe what you are going through. It is a difficult & horrible situation.

You, and the rest of your family for sure, are amazing and strong to have come up with the solution that you did. I wish you speedy luck in finding an apt.

If I could be there to help..I would. If I can do anything..let me know.

Hugs.

beadyjeannie said...

What a blessing for Hannah to know that her mother is in her corner no matter what obstacles crop up. If for no other reason, after all she's had to go through, in later years she will hold that knowledge close and it will sustain her in life's challenges ahead. And, many people don't ever have their strength and the strength of the bond between themsselves and their loved ones tested. You have, and you know you will be able to somehow do what's needed for her.

Carol said...

We are in a similar situation with my grandkids that live with us.

My advice is find a cheap place in the district. Who cares how bad it is and live at home. You only need the mailing address.

Copper Diem said...

That is terrible! Hugs!

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

my heart is breaking in two for you. i am so worried what this will to do your family, being split apart. i'm angry with you at the b.s. the board and everyone is putting you and hannah through. i just don't know what to say. sending you big, heartfelt hugs.

beadbabe49 said...

Lynn, did they give a reason for their actions...and can't you challenge their decision?
I would think the harrassment that hannah suffered at her former school would give you some leverage?
And have you considered going to the local press? (or at least threatening to contact them?)

Robbie said...

Oh my gosh...my heart goes out to both of you!! I'm hoping you'll perhaps get this straightened out with the school board and they may reconsider and approve Hannah's transfer..I'd certainly keep trying that option!! If not, the best to whatever you 'have' to do! You will have the strength to get through this as well.....