As kt refused to attend school yesterday & informed me yesterday that she wouldn't be attending school again today, I informed young Ms. kt that this is the end of the line. Starting with the new year, she would be heading back to day treatment. Not as a punishment; but for add'l supports that she needs right now. And then we'll begin researching a new high school placement when she is ready. kt was more than thrilled with this. I called mental health CM & he's starting to get the ball rolling. kt's IEP has very specific conditions under which she could enter back into day treatment if things went wrong at high school. Those conditions have been met & then some. It's time. I think that kt is finally convinced that this isn't failure but a sideward step ~ she needs help that her current school cannot provide. Thanks for the ear - this has been quite the journey. I could see it coming, was just hoping it wouldn't be.