Negotiation with district regarding IEEs, IEP, and comp. ed.

JH is a 13-yr-old who just completed 8th grade; he is classified under the category Emotionally Disturbed. The district has suspended him multiple times due to aggressive behavior, but allowed him to return to school after it correctly determined that the behavior was a manifestation of his disability. Ultimately the district placed JH on home instruction and is now discussing an out-of-district placement. Despite JH’s behavioral issues, the district has not completed a multi-disciplinary evaluation of JH (including an FBA) in more than six years. JH’s mother, LH, is seeking independent evaluations at the district’s expense, compensatory educational services if warranted, and development of an appropriate IEP for this school year.

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