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Stacy:  My son’s teacher wants to move him from her class without my permission. I have stated that she is not to move him until I say so and she said it wasn’t my decision and she was moving him without my consent. He currently has an IEP in place and we are scheduled to meet in a week. Can she legally do this?

  1. What if there is no alternative classroom to move a student? My son is autistic with some obsessive tendencies. He learned a classmate has to take daily medication at the office and for whatever reason this has consumed him to the point he can’t properly learn. (He has told us he can’t be in a classroom where someone is “doing drugs”). We have tried and tried to train him to avoid this, but it’s to no avail at this time and he’s just not learning.

    I realize I can’t demand the classmate leave the class, but part of this is that the school has only one class in this grade.

    What alternatives can I request the school provide so both students’ needs are met?

    • There should be psychologists, ABA, or Autism specialists who have the knowledge, & experience to develop a plan to deal with your child’s behavior. The district has the responsibility to provide your child with a free appropriate public education. You can request that the district find such a person to develop a plan, & monitor its implementation. State Autism associations, & your state parent training, & information project can provide you with information & support.

  2. My sons JR high math teacher said this in our last IEP meeting: ‘I’m sure you parents will sue me if your son doesn’t get an A or a B in my class, so I refuse to have him be one of my students’ (the principal actually supported this jerk and caused my son’s entire schedule to be changed around, defeating the purpose of keeping to a consistent routine) My

    • It appears that you were going to ask a question. For almost any question in this situation, I would suggest contacting the district special ed director.

  3. Oh my god!! I am going through the same thing. My son is in 5th grade and his teacher just hates him. She makes him sit by himself facing the wall surrounded by cardboard. He stims because of his autism and if he does it during a test he gets an F. She has dumped his desk out in from of his classmates and screamed at him to clean it up. She does review games and she puts in him on a team. However if that team gets extra points he does not get them. Now she has decided to remove him from her classroom without my permission. Why is she being this way? Why does she not care about his rights? It seems that she values the other students more.

  4. Stacey I know this is year old but I felt the need to comment. You need to find out from the teacher why she is removing your son from the classroom. As Chuck said states may allow this. I also wanted to figure out why you would want to keep your son in a class where the teacher does not want him? She has clearly stated she does not want him in her class. It makes no sense to me and I believe that keeping him in the class would damage him because he would be stuck with a teacher who would probably retaliate against him. Just my two cent.

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