This school is horrendous and needs to be closed. The staff will tell you that they care about the students but it is just a glorified day care for special needs students. It's a wonder advocacy groups aren't clamoring for the place to be closed.
The school is a pit! Most of the teachers have been there forever and were probably put there because they don't know how to teach. The aides are horrible and are just there to cash a paycheck. Kids just sit in wheelchairs and watch videos all day.
There are parents at Lopez ESC that refuse to send their students to any other Exceptional Center in the district. The teachers and staff are a family, one that cares for another and their students. The staff works to overcome adversity-whether it be a loss of student, a loss of a staff's loved one or the lack of understanding of a very unique population of students.
Teachers don't teach. All they do is sit around, socialize and eat. My husband and I chose this school because of the improving reputation and the principal. He has now left and the school is just a day care center for special needs kids. If you're looking for a school to teach your special needs kids, look to private school!
This school has such caring staff. The new administrator, Mr. Chris Antelek, has been making a lot of changes but they are for the good of the students and he will do anything for his students. The kids are all being challenged to excel by the teachers, even with their limited IQs and functioning, unlike in the past where they just sat in wheel chairs all day long. Parents are encouraged to participate but only a few do.