(Two posts in one day???)
Lady: "Hi, welcome to X School, can I help you?"
Me: "Hi, my name is Stacey Spiehler, I'm looking for a K4 program for my son for this fall."
Lady: "We do have that! Registration is today."
Me: "Good! My first priority is finding out if you accept children with special needs."
Lady: *wiiiiiince* "Weeeelllllll, we had one girl with mild autism once and that didn't work out. We had another little boy with Down's for a year who had a shadow (ed: a special handler for kids with special needs, often provided by the school district). Generally though, we don't have the capabilities to handle kids with special needs. We don't have a special education program."
Me: "My son's disability is physical, he has cerebral palsy. He's a little slower and more unsteady than typical kids, but I don't believe he'll need special education."
Lady: *wince* "Let me talk to the K4 teachers and see what they think. Would you call me back next Monday?"
Next Monday, of course, is a full week after registration begins, and the program's spots will be filled by then. She damn well knows this. This was her special way of saying "yeah, we're not taking your kid, now get out of here." Heifer.
Me: "Hi, I'm looking for a K4 program for my so-"
Lady: "Here are the registration forms, registration is a hundred and fifty dollars."
Me: "Oh, I'm just looking for information right no-"
Lady: "I'm giving you information."
Me: "Uhhh-huh. Can I get a pamphlet?"
The pamphlet was a formality. He's not going there.
Homeschooling is looking fairly attractive right now.
2 weeks ago