Manifestation Determination: MANIFESTATION MEETINGS AFTER the 10th DAY OF SUSPENSIONS

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Dawn:  If a student has been suspended 10 days, has had a manifestation meeting, and the behaviors were determined to be a manifestation of his disability, does he need to have an additional manifestation meeting each time he is suspended after that first meeting. A FBA and BIP have been completed. I believe that the number starts back at zero for the next manifestation meeting, but was recently told that after the initial 10 days, a manifestation meeting was necessary for each additional suspension. Which is correct?
Also, can the student be suspended for additional days, after the manifestation meeting and prior to the FBA and BIP being completed?

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Chuck

This information can be found under discipline procedures on this homepage.

Chuck

After the 1st manifestation meeting, another must be held every time they propose to use the disciplinary options, & they must determine how special ed services will continue to be provided.

Christina

I had an MDR for my daughter last week in which it was determined behaviors were a manifestation of disability, but before we were able to meet to update the FBA, the school suspended her again for five days.

Does the subsequent MDR need to take place before they execute the suspension? And shouldn’t they be required to execute the IEP/FBA updates resulting from the first MDR before they can suspend her again?

Chuck

If the special ed director is not involved you need to get them involved. You may need to make a complaint to the state education agency.