Teacher Issues: GENERAL ED TEACHER RIGHTS

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Carolyn:  What rights does a gen. ed. teacher have if a student in the class is on an IEP and he is violent towards the teacher, multiple times????

  1. Well what they did to my son was they put him in ISS each time. I was not notified of this at all. My child hates being in ISS as she is away from peers and the general classroom. However the teacher refused to do anything to help my son. Complaints to the Superintendent and principal did nothing. Then they OSS’d him so they would not have to deal with him. This is outrageous to me because its impacting his education but school cares more about the other kids who are trying to learn. What should I do now?

    • Does he have an IEP? Write a letter to the IEP Team coordinator, or school psych or principal etc., and ask for an FBA (Functional Behavior Assessment) to be done, and develop a PIB – (an intervention plan.) Do it in writing, every time. And if you happen to receive a phone call, document the conversation with the date and time. Calling parents to pick up their kids isn’t a positive behavior plan – it only works for the child that gets to go home for the day!

    • Did I miss something. The questions was… “What rights does a gen. ed. teacher have if a student in the class is on an IEP and he is violent towards the teacher, multiple times????” Well, I am teacher and one thing I would not stand for is physical violence to my person, IEP or not. I like how Mirabella said…”but school cares more about the other kids who are trying to learn. What should I do now?” Did you pay attention to what you just said. The key is kids that want to learn. Teacher’s want to help kids, if your child wants to be violent, then maybe that’s a big part of the problem.

  2. You’re the adult, figure it out. Pay attention to the anticedent of the behavior and ask for government required resources to prop up that student’s behavioral supports so the student can learn.

  3. This depends on your state rules & laws; & district policies & procedures. Check your district policies. They should follow any state laws.

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