The state/county are required to educate our children. If the psychologist/psychiatrist the public school sends us to does an evaluation, and the numbers add up so that the recommended course of action is child will do best in a residential therapeutic educational setting, does this mean the state/county/school district has to pay for the residential therapeutic schooling? Last year, difficult child was 3 points away from that recommendation--and my husband forgot to tell him all about the violent picture of him killing his sister and his head exploding, or about some of his self harming, etc... We are going to have him re evaluated this summer by the same guy and this time we are prepared with documentation, police reports, essays and pictures from difficult child. I think he'll be in the residential treatment catagory. And if he is, does the school system have to pay for it?