On The Call: MDR Change in Placement

by Jeremy Neff & Erin Wessendorf-Wortman

Educators and administrators are some of the kindest people around and, in an effort to make it easy for parents, will sometimes try to avoid the MDR process when student discipline becomes an issue. But side-stepping the MDR process and inadvertently making a placement change without parent involvement can be deemed a “switcheroo” and can get you in trouble, as was the case in Ozark, Alabama in a recent matter before the State’s Educational Agency. Erin and Jeremy provide some practical tips to assist you and the parents during the MDR and to keep the process “learning focused”, which would make even Marty and Wendy happy. 

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