1. Was the behavior in question a result of the school's failure to implement the IEP? 2. Was the behavior in question caused by, or did it have a direct and substantial relationship to, the child's disability?
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Conduct a functional behavioral assessment (FBA), unless the LEA had conducted an FBA before the behavior that resulted in the change of placement occurred, and implement a behavioral intervention plan (BIP) for the child or; If a BIP already has been developed: Review the BIP; and modify it, as necessary, to address the behavior. April's Voice If the answer to the 2nd question is yes;
April: If the answer is no, proceed with discussion of how to provide services etc in new placement.
If the ARD committee determines in a Manifestation Determination review that the conduct was a manifestation of the child's disability, the ARD committee must also return the child to the placement from which the child was removed, unless: * Special circumstances as provided in the framework exist; or The parent and the LEA agree to a change of placement as part of the modification of the BIP
Evan: If the answer to the first question is yes, then the commitee must either
Evan's Voice Special Circumstances exist if the child: 1. Carries a weapon to or possesses a weapon at school, on school premises, or to or at a school function under the jurisdiction of the TEA or local District/Charter 2. Knowingly possesses or uses illegal drugs, or sells or solicits the sale of a controlled substance, while at school, on school premises, or at a school function 3. Has inflicted serious bodily injury upon another person while at school, on school premises, or at a school function If special circumstances exist, the LEA may remove the child with a disability under the special circumstances provisions so long as the removal is for not more than 45 school days if the behavior is a manifestation of the child's disability; and SERVICES DURING PERIODS OF REMOVAL must be determined and provided.