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Old 09-12-2019, 02:49 PM
Urbanredneck is offline
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Originally Posted by Sunny Daze View Post
I think that children with disabilities in general get swept up in the "disruptive behavior" bucket. Reality check, they can be disruptive. They need additional supports and their behavior may not be what one prefers. My son, for example, got repeated suspensions for playing with his white board and marker in fourth grade. One could a) move those items, or b) ignore his doodling, but his school picked c) make a huge, instruction-stopping deal over it and then suspend my kiddo.

I completely agree with the proposition that minorities are more likely to be targeted. I just find it laughable that any school routinely refers students for testing. They don't want to pay for it. Easier to suspend the kid and hope you can eventually expel him.
No not quite.

If a student has a disability and the school proves they cannot deal with him, then they have to pay to put him into a school where they can.

For example here in Kansas City many kids go to KCAutism Training Center. I believe its like $35,000-$50,000 a year. Yes, that district has to pay for it. I know one family who the family sued the local district showing their incompetence in dealing with their daughter and they got the district to pay to send her to a residential facility in Wichita (cant remember the name) costing nearly $100,000 a year.

Its part of the no child left behind law.

Its similar if you have a kid who is deaf your district would have to pay to send them to Kansas School for the Deaf.