I have a son that is currently out of school as a drop out because he was not getting the resources that were supposed to be provided to him through CMS. My son is not reading on the level in which he should; therefore, an iep was put in place for him to have someone read his test and he was placed in a resource class (a smaller class that will enable the teacher to work directly with him). My son has been kept back a number of times and is 18 in the 9th grade. I must add that my son left cms schools to enter into chatham cty GA where the iep that was set in place was totally ignored and they kept him back a number of times. (he moved with his dad). I received a letter today from CMS stating that they want to meet with me now in regards to the IEP, but it was not addressed last year when he moved back to NC with me. I brought it to the attention of the couselors. I met this teacher that lived next door to me during the summer, she moved now, and she looked up my son's file and informed me that they have a letter in his file that I refused the conference that I was never invited to. I am trying to shorten a very long story; however, my question is- By law were they able to keep him back all of these times and what rights do I have as a parent, because I wanted my son to graduate from HS and he doesn't want to be 18 in the 9th grade?