was basicly a waste of time. The CW had a stack of kids to get thru the next 2 days and no other parent was coming to one of these meetings- now I know why. The people in the meeting were me, difficult child, the CW, a guard from difficult child's unit who was just there to escort difficult child, and a teacher from their school- but not one of difficult child's teachers. They showed us his grades, which are all A's & B's except for the 48 in PE. They lectured difficult child some on that and difficult child is supposed to talk to the PE teacher about it. Then the CW read the behavior program difficult child has to do (anger management) and said it hadn't really started yet. And that was all of their part. It was my turn to ask my questions. Can/will they do family therapy? They can't answer- it is up to difficult child's therapist and she hasn't started working with difficult child yet and is not there today. How can difficult child get his much needed allergy spray and acne medications? That's up to difficult child and the nurse. Can the psychiatrist re-evaluate the need for MS's?- (If behavior mod works, maybe difficult child isn't BiPolar (BP) after all and I'd rather trial a decrease or removal of medications while he's in there.) They can't answer that question- it's up to the psychiatrist and none of them ever talk to the psychiatrist. difficult child said he saw him yesterday and the psychiatrist suggested this. (Yipee!!) I forgot to ask difficult child how he responded to that but I'll ask him the next time we talk. Since difficult child had taken accelerated math all thru middle school, leaving him in Algebra 1 this school year, but they don't have that program there, can he take Algebra 1 this summer? They don't know- the guidance counselor or principal needs to answer that question. The guidance counselor isn't there today. I doubt if I'll attend all of these monthly "team" meetings. I figure I can get caught up on his grades and behavior progress over the phone. I did get to speak with the principal on the way out. difficult child cannot take algebra over the summer. Even though he was attending some sort of school continuously and has made good grades, since he had been in psychiatric hospital, local detention, then processing before he came there, he must attend 8th grade classes until Aug. then he will be classified as a 9th grader starting in Sept. (That makes no sense- all kids coming in have gone thru processing and started out at their local detention.) difficult child is going to be disappoointed about this, but I am hoping that he learns not to take his educational opportunities for granted and never risks it again. The principal brought up a couple of stories about kids that I told him would be good for difficult child to hear. He made a note to talk to difficult child tomorrow, which I found more impressive than anything I'd heard from anyone else. The guard told me he and difficult child had a long talk yesterday and without going into detail, it sounded like difficult child had talked to him about some things he'd told me on Sun. That's good. The CW and guard told me his behavior had been real good and they were very pleased with his grades. The principal told me that the high schoolers grades were real good, but most of his middle schoolers were not. Well, they require high schoolers to do homework, but not middle-schoolers. Also, the kid can choose if he wants to do any therapy or take any medications at all. I don't quite get that- when he comes home, they hold me responsible for making him go to a therapist and a psychiatrist and take his medications. If he doesn't do it, he's non-compliant. If I don't/can't make him, I'm non-compliant. Anyhooooo..... Geez, it is hot here today!