Here is an excerpt from their own handbook...Special Services Policies... Suspension Disruptive, aggressive and anti-social behaviors may be sufficient cause for suspending handicapped students from school. Any handicapped student who has evidenced a history of such behaviors will have written into his/her IEP specific behavior management contingencies to be initiated at the onset of inappropriate behaviors. Behavior management contingencies may include, but are not limited to: time-out room, in-school-suspension, homebound instruction (following an IEP meeting), short-term suspension (not more than 3 days), counseling (by school counselors), crisis intervention, withdrawal of privileges. The parents/guardian/surrogate and student will be informed of, and agree to, the behavior management contingencies stipulated in the IEP. When the handicapped student exhibits disruptive or anti-social behavior, the management contingencies set forth in the IEP will be activated by the principal and/or other individuals in the school who are responsible for implementing the student.s IEP. The behavior management contingencies used and the individuals implementing them will be a function of the IEP and the types and severity of the behavior demonstrated by the student. Management contingencies which consist of suspension or otherwise exclusion from the school must beimplemented by the principal upon delegation from the superintendent. As of 6pm this evening, the superintendent declined getting involved...she "doesn't get involved in suspensions until its hit the 10 day mark". What the &&&&& ever. If you will recall, it was the super and Pretty Boy that had a 5am rendevous to put Wee on half days to begin with... And here is the definition of "assault", which my difficult child committed today on a teacher, by slapping her hand, when she requested he write.... 2) [FONT=Arial,Bold][FONT=Arial,Bold]Assault[/FONT][/FONT] [FONT=Arial,Bold][FONT=Arial,Bold][/FONT][/FONT]a) Hitting, striking and/or attempting to cause injury to another person; placing a person in reasonable apprehension of imminent physical injury; physically injuring another person. b) Attempting to kill or cause serious physical injury to another; killing or causing serious physical injury to another. And this is the list of "possible consequences".... [FONT=Arial,Bold][FONT=Arial,Bold]Consequences will be assigned based on severity of conduct and previous conduct violations.A. Principal/Student conference B. Loss of privileges C. Detention D. In school suspension E. Out of school suspensionF. Expulsion. [/FONT][/FONT]So, for a sped student with known behavioral issues, with a first offense, we go straight to the second most severe punishment they have???? When the "crime" barely fits the definition????