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Special Education/where to complain about asst superintendent


The asst. Superintendent of my school district made a very offensive remark stigmatizing special ed students. It was shocking. Other people heard it and were aghast. Is there someone I can complain to? It doesn't seem like the superintendent or board of directors do anything outside of eachother, it's all closely knit and everyone protects everyone. We've had problems with the district and we feel the statement represents a very bad attitude.  Thanks.


This is really beyond my area of expertise. As a parent, I would be inclined to file a complaint with the School Board. I would draft a letter explaining in detail what happened and indicate anyone that witnessed the event that is willing to go on record about the incident.

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Tim Runner

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I have been an education advocate representing students and parents for six years. My experience includes: representing my clients in IEPs, SSTs, Due Process, review assessment results for my clients, and mediations. I have represented clients with learning disabilities, autism, Downs Syndrome, cognitively challenged, emotional problems, learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, and physical disabilities. I have also represented clients to County Mental Health Departments and Regional Centers. My clients range from pre-school to college students in many states.

I have a degree in Mathematics from the University of California with minors in Psychology and Physics. I also studied applied statistics in psychology at the graduate level. I have taught college classes, conducted seminars, written articles for various publications, and testified as an expert witness.

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