Charmaine: 1) What is the rule regarding a special education students in general education classrooms. Are they allowed to stay in the classroom if they are disruptive?
2) When your school has a behavior unit, what are the rules regarding special education students that continually become violent in the general education classroom? For example, is it appropriate for a student to stay in a classroom throughout the year even though they consistently cause evacuation of the classroom due to their violent outburst?
3) Is it appropriate or legal for a EA student to be left in the hallway alone….screaming and banging on the wall and floor? Is it appropriate for same student to attend school assemblies where parents are invited to see their children perform during school hours even if he stands in the back and screams out and bangs on the walls?
4) What is the appropriate thing to do if a student is removed from a general education classroom for unsafe behaviors and brought to the behavior unit….. first of all can they be physically escorted to the behavior unit or do you evacuate the room and stay their to do restraints etc….or can you physically escort them against their will to the unit to handle the situation? And, if the student is trying to leave the the room and or the building, can you stop them?
I would really appreciate your help on these matters. I have researched and read the law but it is not clear to me in the situations what the correct and legal thing to do is.