Cluelessness Doesn’t Have to be Incurable!
I promised an update to the ADAP saga. Here it is!
My natural optimism won the day, though it started out iffy. After a runaround from the high school counselor whose cluelessness was surpassed only by her lack of motivation to help, we were fortunate to meet Susan in the curriculum department who, initially clueless, desired to upgrade her status to “informed”. Susan jumped into our dilemma and started from scratch, making phone calls and sending emails to anyone who might help resolve the situation.
In the course of Susan’s investigation, she involved a gentleman named Mike, a driver’s ed administrator from the community school (not the high school, though they are affiliated). Mike, like Susan, started out clueless and invested time to learn about the online ADAP program. He phoned me at 4:00 to fill me in.
The eADAP, as it is called, is a new program, rolled out by the state of Georgia earlier this year to attend to special circumstances like my daughter’s. Because it is new, the high school has yet to assign an administrator to, um, administrate. Simply put, they dropped the ball.
Mike is now on a mission to make this course available through the high school and community school, something that should have occurred months ago. He contacted the state official in charge of the eADAP program who agreed to help me set up my young ‘un for the online course.
So all’s well that end’s well, though it hasn’t ended yet. This techno-dweeb must be talked through administration sign-up and password acquisition for the eADAP, and my daughter must complete the course modules. My optimism continues to reign, though. We’ll git ‘er done.
I offer a giant thank you to Susan and Mike, two people who didn’t have to care or take the time to research and solve a problem they were not responsible for, but did.
All without me having to grovel or provide a tiramisu bribe. Some people just rock.
Til next time –