Text of a letter sent from me to a school administrator just 5 minutes ago:
Dear Ms. S=====,
Yesterday, I received notification that Eric had been accepted into the Jump Start Kindergarten program, complete with the full complement of forms and notices. That letter was postmarked June 15. Today, I received a letter, also dated June 15, stating that Eric was NOT selected to attend the program. Would you please explain to me what is going on? I have had verbal discussions both with the evaluating teacher and with you regarding his admission into the program, AND I have gone out of my way to get the necessary paperwork put together for his 504 Plan. Why is Eric suddenly not accepted into this program, when everyone I’ve talked to until today has said otherwise?
I would like an immediate explanation — and in fact, given that I see no reasonable explanation other than Eric’s diabetes for a sudden reversal like this, I insist that the school give me an explanation, in writing, prior to the start date of the program. If I do not get one, I am going to have to assume that the school is acting in a discriminatory fashion, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and respond accordingly. That’s not something I want to do, but I cannot allow Eric’s education to be compromised.
I really, truly hope you’ll tell me the second letter stating he was not accepted was sent by mistake. That being the case, we can meet regarding his 504 Plan and/or IEP any time this week or next.
This letter was CC'd to my lawyer, whom I'd previously messaged with the full background of the situation. I really, really, REALLY hope that Eric's kindergarten experience doesn't start off with me suing his school district over their unwillingness to accommodate his diabetes.