Friday, July 20, 2012
This is the fourth in our series of due process hearing transcripts illustrating how the Montgomery County Board of Education uses extraneous arguments to grill parents about the special education needs of their child. In this transcript, a mother is questioned about taking her child into a public restroom in an airport.
In addition to asking the mother about taking her child into a public restroom, the Board of Education's attorney feels the need to know if the mother took the child into the handicapped or regular stall. The Board attorney also inquires, “Does he go by himself or do you go in the men’s room with him?”
Why is the Board of Education interested in a child's outside bathroom activities? School toileting issues are clearly within the concerns of the Board of Education. But, how does this line of questioning relate to anything concerning the child's public school education? Does the Board of Education really need to know which stall a parent uses when in a public restroom?
Is this line of questioning about the needs of the child, or just more grilling of the parents to run up the bill? Another day, another $6K?
Mothers of our community are you outraged?