I have the parent from you know where this year. She has made everybody's life at four different schools miserable for 11 years now, and this year was my turn. To give you some idea of what exactly I'm up against, I have over 2000 total pages of emails exchanged between her and I, she has made over 500 demands on me and my classroom, each of which was deemed by her to be urgent and immediate. She has accused me of over 50 different acts of either discrimination, cheating, or intentionally working to hold her child back. I've spent a minimum of 5 hours, every single week of the school year, doing nothing but researching, compiling data and information, sitting in meetings regarding this woman, or corresponding with this woman. Saying that she has negatively impacted my health, my teaching ability, and the academic progress of all the students in my classroom (including her child) would be a gross understatement. She has made complaints to both my principal and every administrator above my principal. She has also made two separate complaints to the US Dep.Ed. OCR. All of these complaints have required different documentations, meetings, headaches, etc., and all have been found to be completely groundless, not only against me, but against the teachers of her other children, also. My principal and labor organization have done what they can to protect me, but their hands are largely tied, other than insisting that communication filter through them first. Well... today we finally got the lawsuit (which we had been expecting for awhile). It's groundless, and based on one of the OCR complaints which was found to be completely groundless, but it's still just such a nightmare. No matter how much evidence there is that she's wrong, there's still going to be a long and unpleasant process involved. It's unfortunate, because this is a very sweet group overall, and I've enjoyed them, but I cannot WAIT until this group moves on. I'm just hoping I can make it to the end of the year. My doctor has advised me that he would recommend a medical leave of absence over this, but that it is my decision to make.