Video: Parents Discuss Special Needs Services With Columbus School Board
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI)- Parents of Columbus Middle School students spent part of Monday evening voicing their concerns about the school districts programs that are offered to students with special needs.
The school board called a special meeting aimed to discuss special education programs, services and budget allocations.
Parents confronted the board about some of those services stating it’s not enough. Some voiced concerns on classroom make up, their kids not getting assessments done in a timely manner and the absence of a school psychologist.
Parents say they were at the meeting to take stand for their children.
“It’s very important to me that his needs are met. Whether that be with therapeutic services in the classroom, with extra curricular activities. I just want to have more things offered to him than what’s currently offered. Just like his current developing peers,” said Parent Terri Doumit.
The school board says there’s an opening for a school psychologist, there just haven’t been qualified candidates apply.
Pedia Trust also spoke to the board suggesting a partnership to assist the school with it needs.
The school board says they want to work with parents to fill the desired needs.