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51chevhrdtp asks:
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How does Open School Enrollment work in Minnesota?

My 8th grade son is being accused of abusing his IEP by using the Resource Room too much.  He is on an assigned IEP for ADD, yet he is actually failing his classes.  We as parents check his homework, check online assignments, ect but it just seems that this school is not equipped to assist our child.  He has a lot of friends and is never in trouble.  In fact the teachers love him, but are just too frustrated to deal with his ADD.  If something is not done, we are afraid that our child is not going to make it through school.  We hate to put him in a different school being he has grown up in a small town school all his life, but we feel at this point it may be necessary.
In Topics: Special needs
> 60 days ago

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kellysfinn
kellysfinn , Parent writes:
Hi there,

So sorry to hear about your difficulties in dealing with your situation.

Minnesota offers interdistrict choice, which means that your child can attend any school outside the district or charter schools.  There might be some restrictions, such as the transfer school needs to have space and accept transfers, but in general it is an option to consider.

You can research other nearby schools using our SchoolFinder resource.  Also, you may refer to our special needs reference section for strategies in dealing with your current situation, ADHD and School: http://www.education.com/topic/adhd-school/
 or Special Education Accommodations: http://www.education.com/topic/special-education-accommodations/

Best,
Kelly
> 60 days ago

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