I had an interesting problem today. According to my school's discipline code I can have a disruptive student removed from my class for one period. Today, for the first time all year, I asked to have a student removed and was told that he could not be removed because "he's been removed up to the limit already." Apparently, after four removals the student can only be suspended and, in the case of special education students, that can only be done after an investigation as to whether the behavior involved is or isn't part of the student's disability. The students I teach are all either LD or S&LD; this year I don't even have one ED student and none of the students have behavior mods in the IEPs. Despite that, there has to be a hearing in order to suspend the boy I wanted removed today despite his throwing books around the room. What are the discipline policies in your school?
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