I called an IEP for Tigger and we meet this afternoon. I am hoping that we will agree to a partial change in placement. He currently spends 20 minute/day in the regular lunchroom and 80 minutes/day in either regular gym or Learning Disability (LD) math (block schedule so classes are every other day). I'm asking that he be assigned to the Learning Disability (LD) reading and Learning Disability (LD) writing classes due to his significant needs for remediation, his desire to do the work and his track record over the last year at academic improvement when provided with direct instruction. That would leave him in the emotional support room 50% of his day. The pattern of the classes would mean that he was never out of the ES room more than 2 hours in a row; nor would he be in the ES room for more than 2 hours at a time. I think he can handle this. His current behavior charts don't mean their arbitrary requirement for behavior for a placement change but I think they know me well enough to not try and use an illegal standard to block a move to a less restrictive environment. That brings me to the second point of the meeting. Their current behavior plan for the classroom stinks. Tigger often has no idea if he lost points or not. And he will lose the exact same number of points for sitting quietly for 15 minutes while he regains control as he does if he screams profanity for those same 15 minutes. Luckily, Tigger wants to be good so he tries to hold it together even if the school's behavior chart doesn't reward him.