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Old 01-27-2020, 06:16 PM
 
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I am a small group high school SPED teacher. I have a hard student this year. His mom dropped him off today about an hour late. As soon as she walked out he started screaming at me and one of my aides. It escalated to the point he started to violently pick up chairs and drop them and turn them upside down. He left a big dent and almost broke the chair. All the time mom was lurking in the hallway just outside the door. She also contradicted an assignment I gave the aide. At the end of the day I left 2 aides with him to wait for mom. While we took the kids to lunch. She interrogated the aides and asked them questions aides aren't prepared to answer. Is there a rule about parents lurking in the hallway? Is it summer yet?


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Have you talked to an administrator about this? Where I taught, parents were not allowed to be talking to aides, unless an admin or teacher was present. Also, parents were not allowed in classrooms unless admin gave them 24 hours notice and the admin had to escort them around the school.
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Thank you. I haven't had a chance to discuss this with my administration. On my list first thing tomorrow.
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Old 01-27-2020, 06:46 PM
 
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I think this depends on school policies and how much admin will back you up. For us, parents have to sign in with the front office and provide an ID/get a visitor's badge to be allowed into the school. If they're not there for a legitimate reason they would be denied entry/told to contact the teacher to make an appointment.

I have also always told my paras that they don't get paid enough to deal with parents . The expectation is that if parents ask a question, they refer the parents to me.
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Haley23 That is what I would tell them too.


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Old 01-27-2020, 07:04 PM
 
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Thanks for your support and guidance
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