President's Message August/September 2022

Hear Their Voices

Jay, a 2nd-grade student, has been in a mental health facility three times in less than two months. He attends the neighborhood elementary school and received seven school referrals, seven days of suspensions and was about to be expelled. His mom contacted the T.E.A.M.S. (Training, Education and Mediation for Students) office to be able to participate in the expulsion meeting via Zoom. During the meeting, it was agreed that Jay would be placed at another school for behavior support. T.E.A.M.S. and the parent agreed to placement without filing a formal complaint against the parish if they agreed to provide an interim Individual Education Plan while they conducted the evaluation. 

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