Maryann: I live in Pennsylvania. My son was away in Florida for a year in a traumatic situation. When he returned, I registered him In local public school and principal suggested he start in 7th grade to finish for the remaining four months and start fresh the next year for 8th. The vice principal picked him out and basically bullied him every day. He came home every day with a story and every day I called them. I was told the kids that made friends with him are not good kids and he should make better choices. I made an appt for a meeting and was again told he needs to make better choices with friends. About two weeks later I was notified that he was being moved up to 8th grade because he was on the 8th grade level and academically ready. PSSA scores showed him below grade level in everything and I was never told it was a social promotion. They just wanted him out.
He is now failing two subjects, English and math, and being labeled as a space cadet who does not put forth any effort. These two teachers are very wrong about him. He is so anxious he is having chest pain and palpitations and had to be rushed to the emergency room twice and pediatricians also. He was denied testing for IEP and this poor child now is depressed. What can I do?