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originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
originally posted by: ScepticScot
a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin
Didnt think there would be a thread where I agree with Gambler rather than you, but you are coming across as a total dick.
Might be worth thinking about.
And I honestly don’t care
The staff, parents and community of Bailly Preparatory Academy are committed to challenging our academically able student body to their highest potential.
We hold high expectations that each student will have a successful transition to middle school and develop and/or maintain a positive self-image, a strong academic foundation, employability skills, and an awareness of professional and career options.
Each student will strive to be productive, responsible, and caring citizen in a diverse, global and technological world through an accelerated and enriched differentiated curriculum for academically advanced students.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 26% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 55%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 42% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 64%) for the 2015-16 school year.
Bailly Preparatory Academy placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Indiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
GARY — The Gary Community School Corp. has taken its first steps in firing three teachers related to the awarding last month of a "Most Annoying Male" trophy to a fifth grade student who has autism.
The three Bailly Preparatory Academy teachers have been served a preliminary determination notice of contract cancellation following an internal investigation led by outside legal counsel, according to a statement from the school district.
The school's principal, Carlita Royal, has been placed on paid administrative leave pending further investigation by outside legal counsel and Gary's human resources department, according to the statement.
originally posted by: jadedANDcynical
From what I can determine, this is not a school geared only to special needs students but rather an open attendance public school.
Back to catching up on the thread.
Thanks for all the updates, my son attends an open school, and is high functioning autistic also, my heart leapt with joy to hear of your sons fantastic achievements, there is no doubt the potential to learn is there it just needs the right enviroment, I think this thread is a microcosm of greater society, people expect autisitc sufferers to bend to our world, maybe if we all just took a moment to appreciate someone maybe autistic, life would be easier for them.
originally posted by: CynConcepts
originally posted by: Zelun
Superlatives are supposed to be joke awards, like being roasted. I think it was a good joke, it’s acknowledging that the kid is held to the same standard as everyone else and was found to be annoying. That is empowering. The dad has no reason to be insulted. His kid is forging a path he can never understand, or if he could he would realize that this is the highest form of flattery. His moderately disabled son has gained acceptance enough to be ribbed. Butt out dad
I disagree. The other students seemed to receive positive re-inforcement awards. This autistic child seemed to be singled out negatively. Why? As a parent, I would have been insulted as well. If the award said he was the 'most energetic', it would have reflected the truth of his disruptive actions in a more positive light and this would be a non-story. He would have been held in the same positive standard as other students then. As it is, he was not.
originally posted by: NotSoBigG
a reply to: efabian
As a father of two healthy boys I am thankful. But if the boy in this story was my child, I'd have left that teachers teeth all over the floor along with every other parents who thought the "award" was funny/deserving of the same!