I talked with a lawyer today and confirmed the SD could not change placement without my input and by doing so, has effectively suspended him, which counts towards the 10 days out, as someone already mentioned. I also found out, that even tho they are claiming "safe schools mandate" in which to do this, there is a clause within the mandate that says that either the principal OR the superintendant is allowed to evaluate each incident and the circumstances surrounding it on a case by case basis, and allows for them to NOT TAKE ACTION AGAINST A STUDENT. "they have to" my butt. Wee difficult child was, in effect, suspended, for a behavior that I sat and watched, could have stopped but wasn't supposed to, based on the "plan" that we were there to take notes about what the paras could do to improve and help the situation. I think that's circumstances that warrant them not taking action. They are also going to rearrange his schedule in the morning so there is "more intensive academics" since he will only be in the classroom for THREE HOURS. I said no to that to. Now my question. What happens if I show up at school in the morning to be difficult child's para til we get this worked out? I want him to go to school so these half day suspensions are counting to that magic 10 day number, but I don't want them to blow the mornings that have been so good for him.