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Samuel stopped going to school, the parents are threatened with the penalty

A sudden gust of wind sweeps over the courtyard, the papers flying in the way. Caroline Lindholm picks up the latest letter from the grundskoleförvaltningen in the city of Malmö. It is clear that the management want to target the financial penalty against her and her son's father, if their son continues to stay away from the school.

– It is absurd. The city of Malmö, threatening me and His dad with the penalty that our son does not go to school when they themselves do not have given Samuel the help he needs, " says Caroline Lindholm.

preschool had difficulty in the school and the parents have got to go to the son to get the right conditions in the school.

In a decision from the Inspectorate is an educational mapping of 2016, which says that Samuel is in need of support in the form of a student assistant to manage the school. He has a language disorder, is highly sensitive and has a hard time of rapid transitions.

His need for support is identified. What he needs is an adequate language training, a student assistant and various adjustments preparation and more time. But when it was in the third grade for his absence to rise, " says Caroline Lindholm.

Caroline Lindholm got in the last week know that the city of Malmö want to target fine with her if her son did not start walking to school again. Photo: Anders Hansson

with a son in middle school. In grade six, notified the parents the school for deaf children which came to the conclusion that the school does not actively worked with Samuel need of support and with his absence.

Because the parents decided that the son would change the school required the schools Inspectorate, no action.

"We thought it would be better and got fine promises of the new school," says Caroline Lindholm.

never. In the new school was Samuel soon in a special teaching group together with students with different diagnoses.

"It was about the storage, as a note-the class where the students' instructional time decreased dramatically, sometimes they got none at all.

Samuel's absence ticked on. At the start of school in August, last year, the Samuel know that it was the special undervisningsgruppen still applicable. He stopped then to go to school.

the School was granted additional amount of Samuel of over 200,000 crowns, so that he would have a student assistant. In the two months he had a. But the bet then vanished in grade eight.

We live below the poverty line and they know the municipality. Yet, they want to give us a penalty,

several times to grundskoleförvaltningen to get help so that her son would get part of the aid, which the administration granted. But also to get help with a new skolplacering to the next semester.

"It was like talking to a wall," says Caroline Lindholm.

In december closed the schools Inspectorate, acute friskolan in Malmö. The background to the akutstängningen was, among other things, that students in need of support not got it, the score was not given and the students had a not a safe school environment. Something that the authority had previously pointed out.

All students in the school were offered a new skolplacering. For Samuel, it was Lindängeskolan.

We thanked the never yes. Throughout the autumn, we tried to get to a new skolplacering for the spring semester. Rather than to cooperate with us and make the municipality a lot of orosanmälningar to social services and put our son in a school that is located five kilometers away, " says Caroline Lindholm and adds:

And then they have the nerve to threaten with a penalty.

opened an investigation towards the municipality's skolplacering of Samuel.

Malmö grundskoledirektör Anders Malmquist would not comment on individual cases, but says that the administration has acted correctly when they offered places to the children at the now defunct friskolan.

– You can say no, but then we can conclude that this is the only possible arrangement, and it is the one that is valid until further notice, " says Anders Malmquist.

the Administration is pushing now to get through the fine of the education committee in may.

– Malmö, like many other municipalities is rather restrictive to make use of this opportunity in the education act. Perhaps too restrictive. For when I look at the past few years, we have received criticism that we have not been more active when the child has not come to school because the parents have not cooperated, " says grundskoledirektören.

Samuel with her mother Caroline Lindholm in Malmö. Photo: Anders Hansson

down message from the department of education in the folder.

" We live below the poverty line and they know the municipality. Yet, they want to give us a penalty.

Samuel, who recently turned 15, is in her room. He tells me tentatively that he would like to be in school.

"I lack to teach me things," he says.

Despite the complexity of the school, with several broken promises has Samuel not given up. 15-year-old has a goal that he strives for. Samuel lights up when he tells the story:

" I want to be a pilot when I grow up.

Footnote: Samuel really called something else.

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