I have a four year old daughter, who has been talking about her first day of preschool for close to five months. Asking every night before bed, “Mommy tomorrow do I get to ride the bus to my new school?”
So I completed a sign-up form, mailed it to the Heart of the Valley School and received a phone call back saying they got her form and gave me the days of the week she would attend school, the bus times and date school started. I was told to stop in before that date and fill out a few forms and give all of her information.
I returned a phone call to check their hours to go do this, when I was told that due to our family of fives’ income being over “guidelines” our daughter would be put on a waiting list. I didn’t think I understood correctly, but after numerous questions and explanations that I couldn’t believe, our daughter would not get to go to school. Due to the fact that myself and husband work, our child cannot go to school. I’ve contacted the superintendents office, where I was told the same thing. Meigs School district has no preschool.
Only this federal and state funded preschool and headstart, that my child cannot attend because her parents have income. I cannot begin to explain to you how hard it is to have to tell your child she cannot go to school. Furthermore, I cannot believe that this is just ignored, and nothing done about it.
I have contacted the federal and state levels who handle this, and I will not rest until my daughter is allowed to go to a school. Whether it be preschool or high school, I live in Meigs County District they should provide a school for every child. If they are not, they are failing at their jobs.