well at least the ones in my area do apparently...i read through posts on here and see that some kids have outbursts or meltdowns or fighting and hitting teachers and are given detention... or some light punishment...this amazes me. my 11 year old has ADHD/possible ODD and has been sent home more than he has been there it seems. i get a phone call if he shows up with a moody disposition. Some days he will just kinda zone out and sit there quielty but not working. he is sent home for being noncooperative or they will want me to sit in class with him (not going to happen) some days he is hyped up and overlytalkative-sent home for the day for being out of control. then they want to complaion that he misses class. this school makes me crazy. he has gotten into altercations with other kids and this is mandatory suspension. now they want to have a behavior plan set up for him. his teacher could care less. i think she is just glad that the year is almost over. with his ADD/ADHD he isnt the most organized kid in the class usually forgetting some part of his homework. i have asked her on several occasions to email me his assignments or give him a set of books for home but she just says he is old enough to be responsible for himself because she can ask him waht to do and he can tell her but when it comes to it, my scatterbrained child is just that...scatterbrained and frustrated. he wants to switch schools next year so we are looking into that right now. im glad the year is almost over...praying for a fresh start next year. just needed to vent...thanks.