And while I'm not completely happy with it, I think its as good as it will get for now. After much ado, they agreed to staffing the resource room (with SpEd teacher) and keeping Wee in it, WITH the morning para. The part I don't like, is that he will be on a shortened day again, but I have to agree, at this point, a shortened day is probably better since he will be self-contained. Don't like it, but...I can't see Wee being content inside 4 walls from 8am-3pm. This means that he will be in a different building (k-2 is in one building, 3-5 in another - his SpEd teacher is int he 3-5 building). For now, he'll just be in the resource room. If it goes ok, we'll bring back specials, but he'll be with the 3rd graders for specials. That's ok. We have to get there first. They did not attempt to paint a picture that it wasn't his disability. Phew. And no one argued when I pointed out where the ball was dropped with the BIP. Their argument, and valid one, was that they just aren't as skilled at reading Wee as I am, and as frustrated as I have been with them, I think I've said that. Tho even I can't say that their failures were the only cause for the suspensions. Wee has issues. Big ones. They agreed to self-contained, and they agreed to the para for the duration. No one is happy about it, but its more the nature of the beast...no one wants their kid to be self-contained, etc. His mainstream teacher very much wants to remain a part of his picture. SHe is working with the SpEd to figure out a way to stay connected. Not sure if visits to the classroom would be good, or if she visited him in the SpEd room, or what, but I think that relationship will be preserved. She cried at the decision to put him in self-contained. He will go back on Thursday. He'll get to do his star of the week stuff on Thursday with a visit back to the mainstream room. The goal in the resource room for now will be rebuilding the damaged relationship he has with his SpEd teacher and the Occupational Therapist (OT). From there, obviously, it will be academics. They will still have to send him home for any violence, but he can no longer be suspended another day for it. It was a lot of info. We have some updates to the IEP to make, and if he ever goes back mainstream, we'll have a TON of updates to make, but that's another battle for another day. Maybe it was a complete failure, but I think its the best I could get today. We meet again on the 23rd. If this is not working, we talk about other placements. If it is working, we talk about putting specials back in.