and I was nearly floored. The meeting was to review the current placement and how it is going (self contained in the resource room). SpEd teacher, mainstream teacher, SpEd Director, principal, me, Ex-mother in law, county case manager, and advocate were there. SpEd teacher had an agenda. First item was the current placement. SpEd teacher and Principal wanted TO REDUCED HIM TO 2 HOURS A DAY!!!!!!! Wee has been self-contained for 11 days now, counting today (and remember, this week is MAP testing, so there is no academic time with the SpEd teacher this week). I was utterly floored. She has averaged that he is getting 48 minutes per day of academics out of the 5 hours he is there, so she wants to reduce him to 2 hours a day. No way. If we do that, she'll get 10 minutes of academics out of him! Their "basis" for this is that he is "learning" that he doesn't have to do school work while he is at school. So the solution is send him home???? Again???? Just what do they think THAT is gong to teach him???? I said no no and hell no. I told them that he is just doing what he has been taught, and that is that behavior gets him out of school and work. And its going to take more than 11 days to undo what has been a very negative 2.5 years of school experience in which very maladaptive behaviors have been "rewarded". Advocate stepped up to the plate, too. She stepped in quickly and recommended a new FBA which is goinig to have to be done by someone outside the district because SpEd teacher is the one who handles FBA's for behavior problems in our district...and she's working directly with Wee now...so...can't be objective. She also recommended a lot of the AT recommended in the latest evaluations that identified nd labeled the Learning Disability (LD)'s. There will be an AT evaluation, also. Then they didn't want to start anything this year because the year is almost over. I said, again, no no and hell no. We sat by "biding time" at this point last year, and I will not waste 6 weeks of school doing that again. They can at the very least get the ball rolling NOW. He qualifies for ESY, and would get about an hour of SpEd time a day. Not sure its worth it. After the meeting, advocate, ex-mother in law, county manager, and I met. We all feel they will place him elsewhere soon. Most likely the alternative school in the next district. There was some concern about them being able to address his Learning Disability (LD) needs, but advocate has been in contact with them, and they have folks in place now that can address that, at least as well, if not better, than he's getting here. She was also impressed with our willingness to step up and counter them, I didn't think we did anything really special... So, I guess it was a "win" of sorts because he remains in the current placement for 5 hours a day. I'm still just floored. Pretty sure that principal is behind this, so it was kinda fun watching her get totally shot down by everyone in the room (including the mainstream teacher). But I'm still floored. I'm almost ready to say skip the bs and just move him...I don't think this district can provide FAPE, and this principal is likely just going to be a roadblock for anyone who actually attemps to.