A stapler. A piece of paper. Staples.
Basic office supplies, right?
Now imagine you sent your child to school only to have them come home with a note to you that had been stapled to their head.
I bet you would be pretty pissed off.
Now imagine you were then told by the superintendent that the person responsible for this, an aide in your child’s classroom, was only going to receive a note, a warning in their personnel file not to do it again. She’s still in a classroom and with vulnerable children.
I bet you would be livid.
This isn’t a made up scenario.
It happened to a little boy with Autism in Boardman, Ohio.
This child is verbal and was able to tell his mother what happened. Had he not been, there is a pretty good chance that she would have never known because the school did not notify her about it.
Take that in– an aide stapled a note to a child’s head and then they didn’t even tell the parent about it.
I tell you what, this isn’t even my child and my level of anger and disgust about this incident is through the roof.
This is an example of why I spread awareness and why I advocate and talk so much about my boys.
Even though my children are in a educational setting where they are loved and treated with dignity and respect and cared for, I will continue to speak up and speak out for other children who aren’t as lucky.
So, if you’ve been following this story like I have, you may be wondering what you can do?
Reach out to the Boardman Local Schools Board of Education. Tell them that a written reprimand is not enough. Tell them that their attempt to sweep this under the rug will not go unnoticed.
Speak up and speak out because all of our children deserve better than what the Boardman Local Schools has given this child.
Contact info for Boardman Schools:
Vickie Davis, Board President
John Landers, Board Vice President
Jeff Barone, Board Member
John Fryda, Board Member
Frank Zetts, Board Member
Tim Saxton, Superintendent