Update on fight I discussed on Feb 17
With a lot of hard work we settled up pretty much in mediation, though technically the mediation failed and we finished up an hour or so after the mediator left. But we were all done with the real work when she left.
Administrative Law Judge June Lehrman is an outstanding mediator.
I can't talk about any detail, but I can say that the kid got what he needed, and so did the district. We didn't either of us get all we wanted. Sir Mick, as usual in these matters, called it right - "You can't always get what you want."
I like mediation. You learn a lot about peace-making. It is an area in which the Office of Administrative Hearings is usually very good. I've only had two bad mediators - both pro-tems - and a couple so-so, but the rest very good to outstanding. June Lehrman was outstanding. It was a very tough case for all.