Jeannette Griffin · October 20, 2019 at 11:56 am
Did you forget your medication again, silli?
Silii · October 16, 2019 at 1:07 pm
Mr. Kadilak is quite accurate. Federal and state law require all school districts to provide a "free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment" to students with disabilities. This means that special services must be provided in settings with nondisabled students to the maximum extent appropriate. Thus, the law requires that determinination of "least restrictive environment" begins with considering placement in classes and programs with nondisabled students, then removing the student from the regular setting a small percentage of time, etc. Placement in a private school to meet special needs is the very last option to meet placement requirements and is used very infrequently. Private placements are extremely expensive for school districts. Providing vouchers to send children with special needs to private schools is simply NOT an answer and could very easily violate state and federal law. In addition, vouchers are OUR tax money budgeted to public schools, hence, private school vouchers drain high amounts of money from the public schools while fattening the profits of private schools that often do not need to meet state education laws. I doubt if Mr. Webert had any idea what he was voting for. It just sounded good because someone told him what to do. That is not good representation and makes one wonder how many other times he has just sat back and followed orders. So, he's had his chance. period. I'm tired of my taxes being used in an ignorant way. I want an energetic, engaged state delegate who intentionally learns the issues that come before the legislature and can negotiate and work across the aisle.