difficult child's SpEd teacher was gone on Friday and will be gone again on Monday. Got a notice from the Principal in the mail that difficult child was"charged with a truancy (his first one ever). Apparently difficult child didn't have a pencil with him in reading class (he has severe organizational issues). The teacher gave him a hard time about it so difficult child asked if he could go get a drink, my guess is to calm down. Instead of getting a pencil while he was out there, he started wandering the halls. A teacher saw him and hauled him to the office. Usually they will have the SpEd teacher talk to difficult child. With that teacher gone, the principal decided not to have the sub talk to him but to give him a truancy instead. The notice I received today says that when difficult child gets 7 of them, a referral is made to the county attorney for truancy charges. This is the same principal who gave difficult child an in-school suspension for not wanting to meet with SpEd teacher and science teacher in a room where the science teacher told him not to come to if he wasn't going to work. When principal called me to inform me of the suspension, I asked why they couldn't just meet in another room given the circumstances. His response was that difficult child "needs to learn that when we tell him to meet in a certain spot, that is where he needs to go". The principal didn't even call me about this truancy. When I asked difficult child why he didn't just get a pencil and go back to class, the logical solution, he said "I didn't think of that." When will this principal realize that his way isn't working? I am getting the feeling that he just wants difficult child out of that school if he's not going to tow the line. It's really beginning to irritate me.