My difficult child is 18 years old, and he is a senior in high school. He spent the last year in an alternative high school in our district, and he is now on a path to return to his regular high school next semester. He was suspended for 3 days last week, because the staff at the alternative school search all the teens backpacks every day, and difficult child had a package or herbal incense that can be used to get high in his backpack. Now they have called a meeting to reevaluate whether difficult child is ready to return to the regular high school at all, or if he should graduate from the alternative hs. difficult child received a phone call last week telling him that there would be a meeting today before school. My husband or I were not notified by phone or in writing about any meeting at all. I went with difficult child to this meeting today, and was very surprised to find out that it was a formal IEP review meeting, with a room full of administrators and teachers. When I asked them what kind of meeting this was the Special Education chair told me they were going to have a manifestation determination review and then they would evaluate whether difficult child should return to the regular high school. I was so surprised that this was a formal IEP meeting that I got upset and told them that we did not receive any notice of this meeting. I then told them that I was not ready for this review and we would have to reschedule the meeting. The staff at the schools want to schedule this meeting ASAP, because they want to review difficult child behavior problem that led to the suspension. Do you know if there is any rule that says a manifestation determination review must be held xxx many days after a student has been suspended? I want to include a therapist that is working with difficult child every week to this meeting, but he is not available at all this week. I want to reschedule this meeting for one week to include the therapist, but can the school tell me that this meeting must be held within one week of any suspension? I'm not sure of the rules about scheduling an IEP meeting or a manifestation determination review. I think that it is important to include our therapist in this meeting, since they will be reviewing whether difficult child's disability led to his being suspended last week. The school psychologist was not in this meeting today, just administrators and teachers. Thank you.