My neighbor works in the office of a Charter School. She started off volunteering when it opened, and was offered the position about a year after. Her oldest is difficult child's age but a girl(difficult child would do anything for her, would never let anyone talk mean or bad to her. Very protective) neighbors youngest is 10. Both her kids have gone to this school since they started school. She has been putting pressure on me to send difficult child there. I called and spoke to the director. No counselors at the school. No special services unless someone from the district comes in, however "they don't need services in their small school" (per director). No library, they walk to a near by one. K - 8 total of 172 kids. Neighbor feels if difficult child went there he would have no problems. It is part of the Unified district. My concerns are: Can you recieve Special Education services even if they do not have a Special Education teacher there? They only have one teacher per grade, what if difficult child and teacher didn't get along??? Are smaller settings better for difficult child's? She is a great neighbor, but I do not feel comfortable with the Charter School. They have 1000 kids in difficult child's middle school. Heck they had more kids in his kindergarden class than this whole school has. (they had 6 kindergarden classes when he was younger) I have just had it with his school, but don't see any other options. Just wanting to know other's views.