Behavior Plan: BEHAVIOR INTERVENTION PLAN NOT FOLLOWED

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Melissa:  If the school does not follow the BIP, train the staff that is in contact with he student, and focuses on punching the student, what can I do? Also the Special Ed teacher said, the student was not on proper medication and therefore was getting write ups.

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Sophie

Great answer from Chuck.

Additionally: Frankly, Melissa, if the child has been hit, repeatedly, I would file a police report.

Re medication: I’m all in favor of using medication judiciously to support the child’s well-being and success in school. This requires good teamwork (staff, parent, child’s doctor). But please keep in mind that the school needs to plan for how to work with an unmedicated child. They cannot predicate positive behavioral supports on the assumption that the child will be medicated. Also, the special ed teacher is welcome to share her non-expert opinion, politely and respectfully, but choice of medication is a medical decision.

Chuck

Not following a BIP is the basis for using one of the dispute resolution processes (complaint to state ed agency; request for mediation; or request for a due process hearing). I suggest first discussing this situation with the principal & special ed director, if you have not already done so. Also your state parent training & information project can assist you. http://www.parentcenterhub.org/find-your-center