Yes, we have finally reached the light at the end of the tunnel.... both figuratively and literally. After this school year starting off much like I thought it would; two suspensions, several behavior write-ups, 4 (or was it, 5?) looooooonnnnggggg IEP meetings (totaling around 17 hours) and many phone calls later, we finally have a plan of action and it's already in place. :) Ashton's not just changing classrooms, he's changing schools! However, it wasn't an easy decision to make and the last two weeks have resembled something much like this....
The plan was originally for him to start on Monday and that I'd be driving him to school (to facilitate his transitioning to the new building with new staff and new classmates). Well, the teacher called me earlier this afternoon and asked if I minded bringing him in tomorrow so that he can meet his new classmates and classroom staff and hang out for a little bit! I ALREADY LIKE THIS WOMAN and I've talked to her for all of about 15 minutes :) So we'll see how tomorrow goes. I'm excited to see how he reacts to the new classroom and staff/classmates.
I will say, that once Ashton realized I was taking him back to his old school, after visiting the new one, he was very unhappy with me :( Poor guy. Hopefully he'll do better with it tomorrow, as tomorrow his his last day! Our school district has off on Thursday (end of grading period/teacher work day) and Friday (Veteran's Day). He'll start next Monday off with everything a-new! Wish him luck!
As for me, I'm glad the roller-coaster is just about over. I know that not every day is going to be a happy, cheery, perfect day. But dangit, he deserves to have so many more good days than bad, and that's not happened since he's been at his current school :( I'm ready to not have to stress every moment he's at school about what he's doing/not doing and whether or not I'm going to receive a call to come pick him up. I'm done with it, and he so obviously is too.
So onto the next chapter..... :)