Kenidi Seaman & Essential Skills Classes within Center Grove sign now


Kenidi Seaman is due to be in kindergarten at Center Grove Elementary this year. (her home school) She was a child born with hypotonia (low muscle tone) and Epilepsy at birth. These medical issues have classified her as moderately developmentally delayed. Thus, requiring that she be placed in the Essential Skills (special Ed) program while attending kindergarten general education classes this fall. However, after being told she would attend her home school, the Center Grove School Board and Superintendent has decided to move the "special needs" class out of Center Grove Elementary School to "make space" for the "accelerated" or high abilities classes being introduced into their curriculum at CG Elementary this year. Therefore, Kenidi would need bussed into an alternate school within the district in order to still benefit from the Essential Skills class she needs. Thus meaning that she will be separated from her own brother and her neighbor friends that provide familiarity and comfort for her. Although we agree that CG elementary should be given the right to house a high abilities program, we dont agree with the fact that in order to house that program, they will be moving the essential skills class out and into other schools within the district. These children deserve as much normalcy and familiarity as possible given their medical conditions. Also, we feel this is a disservice to normal and healthy typical peers within the schools that the program is being removed and transferred from. Healthy children need to be taught that the world is a melting pot full of many different abilities and disabilities. Many special needs children cannot handle this type of change in their environment. By signing below, your signature represents that you are against this decision just as we are. This list will be forwarded to the following people:

Dr. Stephanoff (CG School superintendent), Dr. William Long (assistant superintendent), Kathy Stricker (assistant director for Johnson County special services), Mr. Bruce Haddix (CG Elementary principal), and Mr. David Frizzell (Indiana State Representative) We sincerely thank you for your compassion and your support

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  • 03 August 2015150. Carol D
    , advice, or input Please consider Kenidi's situation as if she were child! Zip Code 46176
  • 09 July 2015149. Katie R
    I support this petition
  • 15 June 2015148. Nucole A
    I support this petition
  • 31 May 2015147. Nina L
    I support this petition
  • 01 May 2015146. Cathy D
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  • 13 March 2015145. Melissa R
    , advice, or input Why not house the high abilities program in whatever facility you were going to "move" the essential skills class? These special needs children are LEAST capable of coping with change. Why upset their lives unnnecessarily? Zip Code 462
  • 06 March 2015144. Tosha M
    , advice, or input As an aunt of a special needs child, I know how important it is to keep things simple and similar to these kids. If they get in places that are not familiar, it makes them distorted and very nervous and umcomfortable. Please not only fo
  • 21 February 2015143. Barb B
    , advice, or input The children at Center Grove Elementary will all lose if the Essential Skills class is moved from the building. Friendships, acceptance and understanding come from intimate and long term relationships with classmates of all abilities. K
  • 19 January 2015142. Joe Donnal
    , advice, or input please, please take this petition to heart Zip Code 46237
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  • 18 September 2014138. Mcdonalds F
    , advice, or input our prayers are with your family Zip Code 46142
  • 15 September 2014137. William Dhumphreyi
    , advice, or input I have had Epilepsy for ten years and managed to graduate from the United States Air Force Academy and hold many jobs. Don't limit a child due to illness, all she needs is the opportunity to shine. Zip Code 46143
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    , advice, or input I am praying for you. Zip Code 61937
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    , advice, or input I support Kenidi Seaman Zip Code 46219
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Indiana State Representative, Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Assistant Director of Johnson County Special Services, Principal of Elementary School


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