Hey all! I know I haven't posted in a while. It's been kinda crazy around here. I need some advice on how to deal with our school district. I tried a little before the first of the year to talk to the principal and vice principal to get our difficult child on an IEP for behavior because I could see that he was spiraling out of control at home and some of it was oozing into school time. They assured me..haha...that he didn't need an IEP because he hadn't had any major behavior problems and his grades were fine and weren't declining. Of course I told them what was going on at home and that it would soon begin to leak out at school as well. They weren't helpful and wouldn't put him on an IEP. Since Feb 29th he has been suspended for 3 days for threatening to kill his teacher after she moved his desk for the 5th time that day, two weeks later he was taken out of Music class for 2 days for being verbally abusive to a classmate because the classmate wanted to hear what the teacher was saying and our difficult child wouldn't stop talking, and last week he had ISS for drawing obscene pictures and phrases on the bathroom wall and is now not allowed to go to the restroom without supervision. And now his grades are declining little by little. I hate to say "I told you so" but obviously I know my son better than they do, go figure! We finally got the approval from the insurance company for psychiatric evaluation and took him Friday to be evaluated. They wanted to go inpatient first but the insurance wants us to go with a lower level of care first to see if that works, if not then they will approve inpatient care. We are fine with that. He is going into an IOP for children with anger and defiance issues. Three days a week 3 hours a day for 6-8 weeks. He will have to miss his last two classes in order to get there. How do I deal with the school to get them to do his schoolwork as homework. They haven't proven to be the most supportive of school district's. Any advice would be creatly appreciated. On the proud Mommy moment front, easy child 2 participated in 2 band competitions one with the whole band and one with just two of his other band members and won Gold in both comps! easy child 2 is also playing baseball again (catcher) and has some impressive stats so far! easy child 1 has gotten straight A's the entire year while still participating in band and softball. easy child 1 was also chosen for our state Honors Band! She was accepted into a school for her sophomore through senior year that will allow her to take college classes at the same time as high school classes. When she graduates HS it will be with her Diploma for HS and an Associates Degree both! She will have only 2 more years of college to receive her Bachelors Degree.