It is my understanding that students who are placed in resource are two or more years behind academically in reading, writing and math. Or perhaps they are AU or ED and need social skills instruction. Our administration seems to believe that resource is the dumping ground, so to speak, for students with behavior issues that the gened teachers don't want to deal with. Is this common practice? For example, we have two students, one was recommended to go to AB last year but the parent disagreed and has a para with him nearly all day long. Our other student, who has Autism, displays aggressive behaviors as well, is extremely disruptive and has eloped on numerous occasions. He is in the same class with the other student and has the same para support nearly all day. The only time they don't have support is from 2-3 and the gened teacher has complained about this all year. We were unable to provide a para during that time until recently, but the principal decided to put them in resource during that time instead. (Without an ARD first, mind you). I recently looked over the data of incidents during that time period and there has only been one incident from 2-3 for the entire school year. So there is no data indicating that resource is necessary and that they should be pulled from instruction for an hour a day. I am very upset about this and would appreciate any thoughts or suggestions.