From the beginning, this school district segregated Jason from his non-disabled peers (children from his own neighborhood) and was not "allowed" to learn in a typical Kindergarten classroom where the learning gap is the smallest. Instead, we were told that due to his disability, a CI classroom (Comprehensive Instruction) was the only way.
That means his learning would be "comprehensive" right? Wrong!
Jason's "education" has not included a curriculum in reading, writing or math and he was not given an equal opportunity for inclusion, or an education along side his peers. He has been placed in a variety of secluded classrooms, by teachers not trained to support his disability, with few resources, he was put away and out of sight from his typical peers, even at recess. He has come home with unexplained bruises, broken glasses, and covered in his own feces. Unfortunately this is typical for children with Down syndrome who were once placed into institutions out of society and subjected to unimaginable horrors.
Have we closed institutions only to move them into our school districts?
Are school districts in Washington state routinely opting children with DS out of state testing because their pre-determined low scores will affect the district annual report card, which determines federal funding used for non-disabled students? What are "carry-over" funds, and who are the real stakeholders in special education?
Central Valley School District
A history of discrimination and abuse
Are children with Down syndrome and other DD's being opted out of state testing without parental knowledge or consent? What happens to the standard in the classroom when the state standard no longer applies? Do children with Down syndrome and other cognitive disabilities have equal access to education?
Have you wondered why your child has no education even though they have an IEP and data that shows progress? Has your child been opted out of state testing without your knowledge or consent (check your IEP)? Was your child neglected or abused?
Don't remain silent anymore! Help expose educational fraud and discrimination in Washington State by telling your story. Local meetings will be held soon to address the current issues and connect parents to the truth and what we can do next to change our children's lives. Now is the time to change history.
All communications with public servants and officials in CVSD who receive tax payer funds for education are subject to public accountability at this website on behalf of all children with Down syndrome for "quality assurance".