School has started already! Back to school night has passed in some areas. Did you pick up your package? Let me see it. This package looks a lot thinner than the package you received last year. Man! Education has been gutted. All the schools closing are unbelievable. I don’t see it. What are you looking for? I am looking for Your Procedural Safeguards for Children and Parents. I tell you what if they did not give you a booklet you can go online and look it up. Every state has their own Procedural Safeguard Manuel. The laws vary from state to state. Since we are in Missouri you can visit dese.mo.gov/site and it should come up. Google has a PDF on Special Education Rules and Regulations. Also, visit the PDF Notice of Procedural Esc.18.net. You did say you were moving to Texas in 2 years. Google’s PDF A Guide to the Admission Review, and Dismissal Process is what you need to look up.
It is Back To Life. Back to Reality. SOUL II SOUL put it out there. However, do you want it? The process starts here and now. Life begins and school never ends but the lives of our children, family, and friends are being shortened. Are you ready to start advocating? Parents who are coming into the school system for the first time the bottom line is if you can get on FACEBOOK/TWITTER and talk about your drawers, I’m quite sure it is TIME for you to learn about educational laws. For all you parents who have taken a fancy to alcohol, drugs, casinos, and clubs, it is TIME to straighten up, get up off your butts, your child’s education cannot be snubbed. For the parents who struggled with the educational system, your child’s behavior, getting an INDEPENDENT EVALUATION, or cannot decide whether to return your child to his/her public school placement, check this out. To help kick-start yah! Visit http://www.wrightslaw.com. Parents please read and learn more.
Proceed To Where:
What direction are we headed?
I’m willing to push it and don’t you forget it.
Eyes on the prize on the path to upward mobility.
Education northward bound balances mental stability.
Parents speak out, support, and advocate for your child.
Be there for the young adults so they won’t run buck wild.
Did you think this was only for the young and not for me and you?
When I’m talking about advocating, INCLUSION is the key.
This is a SHOUT OUT to everyone who rocks this nation.
Be for real, keep it real this is for the next generation.
We don’t get a chance to pick and choose the ones we will lose.
Keep the bodies out of the morgue. I pray you will end up in school.
Every child’s program cannot be based solely on academics.
Addressing a child’s program of social/emotional is absolutely no gimmick.
The school was not their pick and choosing. So it rubbed off like manure.
Dreams of becoming an entrepreneur should not be flushed down the sewer.
ICONS, SUPERSTARS, larger than LIFE was the pick of the day.
Please do not let MENTAL ILLNESS, GUN VIOLENCE, and SUICIDE (without intervention) lead the way.
Procedural Safeguards are for every life that walks this earth. It runs the scope of Robin Williams wittiness. A phenomenal actor and comedian whose mental processing and right brain creativity spun on an axle at light speed. When Robin would speak he would finish the next 5 thoughts ahead and the words would fly off his lips. Robin’s thoughts were straight shots and there wasn’t any rerouting of his information. There was a clean flow of non-stop major transformation. He hit the target every time bringing his fans, friends, and family so much joy and laughter. Robin Williams had so much to give and so much to say. In this life, we must learn to pace oneself and not give too much or all of oneself away. To the family of Robin Williams, I will Proceed to pray and may God continue to Safeguard your family and children. Why? Robin Williams extraordinary mind is the beginning of his swan song to mentor and opens a door for the next generation.
Giving RECOGNITION to the questions of What Hurts Enough? It is this day in TIME when you will reflect back on the ICON and the dash to the distance was short. The race that was run was a sprint and not of a marathon. Many candles were blown out but not by the wind. MENTAL ILLNESS, GUN VIOLENCE, and SUICIDE without early DETECTION and INTERVENTION swept away our family, friends, and next of kin. It is the hurt when you look down upon your loved one and you ask yourself the question, WHY LORD? Where did it all go wrong? Was there any other Safeguard? How do I Proceed here on bending knees? Everything is at stake. The moment I closed my eyes I could hear WHITNEY HOUSTON sing I Was Not Built To Break. You realize the ones who have gone before you must be given the respect and credit that is due. It will be hard to forge ahead and try to Safeguard Who.
Procedural Safeguards was given to protect a nation that no longer wants to go to war. It is the uncharted territories of Where to Proceed and not to travel a bridge too far. I could hear the word of INCLUSIVENESS stretching across many seas and many shores. Why should assistant be given? A true leader tries before he closes and barricades the rest of the doors. In his mildest tone before his voice elevates, the tiger will roar. It was meant to extend a hand and Safeguard for Who. A country who needs to arm themselves, fight their battles, and make a decision that is long overdue.
Procedural Safeguards are the Blueprint for the loss of our great educators, Icons, Singers, Actors, Politicians, Sports Industry who lost their way through the use of substance abuse, MENTAL ILLNESS, GUN VIOLENCE, and SUICIDE. Procedural Safeguards lay the groundwork for requesting and seeking help for diagnostic assessments and intervention. It is not just for children in school but any person who needs help. It is Time for us to learn the process, understand the process, and not let due process slip away. It is your right to Proceed ahead, continue to advocate, and fight for your life today.
We must never forget to Give Recognition to the UNRECOGNIZABLE. It was the life of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Hadiya Pendleton, Jordan Davis, Renisha McBride, Alfred Wright, and so many lives that were taken and never got the opportunity to go the distance. The children’s lives of Sandy Hook ran a very short distance. It was shorter than a sprint. All the babies killed by GUN VIOLENCE left bloodstains of great resentment. The lost and pain will always remain. We have heard the cries of Enough is Enough. To the world, I say a working strategy of getting tough will serve the purpose of producing positive results.
Once again I’m standing in the stone garden. Walking through the garden I notice a huge monument. As I approach the marble grey monument I notice the carving of little babies holding stone petals in their hands. My hands began to tremble as my body descended toward the earth. As I positioned my body against the stone I dug my fist into the dirt. A cool breeze ran across my face. My body felt listless. The great stone was the only support my body had. Any person rolling into the stone garden probably would have thought I had passed out. Then it happened. I began to look at the details on the stone. In the upper right-hand corner, I notice the carvings of olive branches. As I placed my hands on the stone there were grooves with open slits carved in. Wow! This was a piece of art. There it was. The words on the stone:
In the darkest hours on the coldest nights, you have not forsaken me.
From the blistering sun to the earliest of dawn.
My mind and spirit are now free.
To the balmy night’s stars shining brightly.
Our children are not alone.
You protected us, safeguard with trust, We have arrived at our new home.
I assumed the mother’s name and her three children were listed on the stone. It took me a minute to gather myself. As I rose to brush the dirt off of my pants I notice deep etchings in the stone. It read it is not your fault. I didn’t want my mind questioning the words on the stone. I knew it was Time for me to proceed on. My legs felt so wobbly and cramped. Upon leaving the stone garden I notice the dash to the distance was short. I did not see many marathon runners. Many images begin to flash through my mind as I could hear Michael Jackson voice singing GONE TO SOON. I stopped for one moment to catch my breath and when I looked back over my shoulder it was if I could see Michael with his pantomime pose extending his hands and tilting his hat singing, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. I know Where to Proceed, I understand Who to Safeguard, I realize Why.