difficult child's cm from school called me last night. I'm a little concerned about her making rogue decisions, but particularly, she brought up that difficult child's iep written last spring was written to carry us through Sept., and it has a date written in it that the next iep meeting will be held before such a such date. She tells me she isn't ready to have an iep meeting yet because she and his teachers don't know him well enough yet. I said I thought we should have one so that inforamtion can be shared before wrong opinions are made- they need background info and she didn't seem to thinkk that my suggestion about having last year's teachers (2 people who worked well with difficult child) talking to this year's teachers about what strategies work best with difficult child would go over well with everyone. Then, she tells me that she isn't ready to have an iep meeting but we need to get something signed (a new iep with the same stuff in it, just a different date) because if we don't, difficult child's current iep will "expire". I'm not nuts about feeling pressured into signing something on the premise that he will not have a current iep if I don't. Does this sound right to you? Also, my biggest concern is that I'm sure these people don't get the concept of mood cycling and I'm concerned that they are going to try to work with him in ways that will cause escalation, simply because they want to try "their way" first.