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Letters to the editor — Wednesday (3-4-15)

Letters policy

The Post welcomes letters to the editor. Each letter should be limited to 300 words and include the writer’s name, address and daytime phone number. Letters may be edited for clarity and length. Limit one letter each 14 days.

Write: Letters to the Editor, Salisbury Post, P.O. Box 4639, Salisbury, NC 28145-4639.

E-mail: letters@salisburypost.com.

Students not getting   help that law mandates

It is state and federal law for a child with a diagnosed disability and an identified individualized education plan to have a certified special education teacher in the classroom, whether in a special education classroom or an inclusion classroom.

The Rowan-Salisbury School District is not following this law.

Numerous so-called inclusion classrooms do not have and have not had a special education teacher trained to meet the needs of these identified children and prescribed by law. In fact, many regular classooms have five to 15 special education students that require an additional teacher be present to accommodate and adhere to their documented individualized education plans and to assist the regular education teacher with instruction. Instead, these students have had a revolving substitute teacher and do not receive the extra help and/or modifications. The district failed to hire these teachers. This is against the law.

If you have a special needs student who requires modifications and have an individualized education plan, you better check to see that your child has a trained special education teacher in his/her regular or inclusion classroom. It is the law.

My grandson has not received additional help and has not had his needs met this entire school year. It is against the law.

The Rowan-Salisbury School District made sure every student had an iPad or laptop, but failed to make sure my grandson has been properly educated. It makes me wonder just what is their priority. Apparently, not adhering to the law or to my grandson.

— Tristan Spitler


An honest person

Recently, a woman shopper in the Salisbury Marshalls found my wallet on the floor in the cashiers’ area and gave said wallet to the store manager, who in turn caught up to me, returning same. (I had exited the store.)

Hopefully, this lady shopper will have many blessings. She is one of a kind — honest, do the right thing.

Lady, you saved this octogenarian from unforeseen grief.

— Rae Crawford

East Spencer

Dual message

The Post is to be complimented for its creative use of visual irony on page 2A Monday to convey a positive, important life-style message: a 1965 picture of 45 svelte, teen graduates, in contrast to the adjacent, contemporary column: “Let’s Move For a Better World.”

Well done.

— Bob Trundle




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