Robyn: I am a retired reading teacher and I work with my 8-year-old grandson who is struggling with his reading. He went to summer school in an enrichment, theme-based program and did not receive individual reading help. His parents are divorced and work (mother works at same school). My son and child’s mother would probably not want me involved.
Do I, as a taxpaying grandmother who wishes the best for her grandson, have a legal right to visit the classroom and remedial small group to observe the reading program of my grandson?
My grandson verbalizes that he doesn’t get any special help and no one has noticed that his reading is improving, I would just like to see an example of daily reading session(s) -in the classroom and in his academic intervention group.
The principal has informed me that I’m only the grandmother and that my son should take me with him to the parent conference. The divorced parents would not agree I should attend. Please help me help my grandson.