My difficult child started middle school this year. I had hoped it would be an opportunity for a fresh start. Well, the first month or so he did pretty good. He had some bad days, but most were good or fair. Well, the last several weeks his behavior has tanked. He's been in in school suspension 2 times for profanity and last week was suspended for refusing to do his work. They said he couldn't go to ISS again, so they felt out of school suspension was warranted. (Whatever-I find suspension useless) Well, he missed Mon and Tue this week because he got sick with-croup(he has asthma). He was put on steroids for the croup which makes him very irritable. Well, at 920 am I get a call from his sp ed coordinator telling me that he's refusing to do his work again and being disruptive in the classroom. She wanted me to talk to him and see if he would straighten up otherwise she felt he would have to to to ISS again. UGHH So, I sternly talked to him. I didn't hear back from the school. He claims that he did his work the rest of the day. He said he had an incident at the end of the day where they took his hat away. He had it in his backpack and took it out when he was looking for something and they took it from him. He said he freaked a little, but tried hard to regain control of himself. (again all I have is his word on this and his perception of things is often skewed in his favor). I'm so frustrated with-having these same set of behaviors year after year. And the school doesn't have a solution. They look to me for the solution. It's obvious if I had that we wouldn't be in the situation we are in!! His IEP renewal is next week. I don't know what to tell them to help keep him on task in the classroom. I'm at the point where I am ready to send him away to boarding/military school!! Even though I don't have the financial means to do so. I'm ready for drastic measures at this point. Something has to give. Any ideas??? His diagnosis is ADHD. He used to have ODD added in, but I'm not sure if that's on his diagnosis anymore or not. Thanks.