I am really hoping that someone can help me out with a problem I am having..I have no clue what to do..I have a 12 year old son in 6th who has had an IEP for the last 3 years due to the fact that he is dyslexic. I have never had any problem with his teacher following the IEP until this year. His Math and Spelling teacher has not followed his plan he lets my son sit where ever he wants in class when it states he is to sit in the front of the class, he does not contact me when assignment are turned in late which is also in his plan. Even though my son is failing his classes he doesn't make him stay after for extra help. So the other day I get a letter stating that my son is failing Math and Spelling which I knew and they want him to repeat 6th grade next year. My son was has already repeated a grade so he is already older than the kids in his class. When my son and I go over the school work at home he knows the information it just takes him a little longer some times. I have spoke to other parents who child or children have had this teacher and they say their child almost didn't pass 6th grade, but once they got to 7th grade they did great due to the extra labs and help that is offered(7th is in a different school). I have heard that once a child is held back the school can't hold them back again unless the parent approves. If I didn't think that part of the reason he is failing is because of the teacher and if he wasn't able to do the work at home with me, I would say hold him back. But I honestly believe the teacher is partially to blame, and I feel that he knows the work and that he will be ok next year plus I know that if he is held back it will hurt his self esteem which is already low and I fear he will just give up. I am just wondering if anyone knows if this is true?
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3/12/11 at 3:12pm