Tommy brought home a letter that would give the school permission to exchange information with the insurance company. I don’t think any good can come from the school accessing insurance records. I do think that the school billing insurance for any services that Tommy is given during school hours is very wrong. Tommy doesn’t receive physical therapy, speech or any other services that he could get independent of school. Everything that happens at school is clearly positively correlated to his getting an education. Technically, it’s all geared toward his passing the Gateway tests to graduate but that’s a different issue. The schools already receive extra money for special education students and although I know that they are underfunded and desperately searching for solutions, running up our insurance premiums and moving us closer toward capping out of insurance is not the answer. While I don’t believe that parents who homeschool deserve to have their child’s OT or PT provided by the school, I do believe that the school doesn’t provide Tommy anything he could get elsewhere.As much as I trust and genuinely like Tommy’s teachers, the school keeps Tommy very isolated and uninvolved in all of the educational and athletic activities that benefit mainstream students physically and emotionally. I have Tommy enrolled in school to have positive relationships with his peers. Tommy is capable of more than we will ever know and that makes me sad. Asking families of children being left out and left behind to pay for the education that other parents and students take for granted, that just makes me angry.