I am a long term special Ed teacher who just moved states (CA to GA), severity of students (mild/moderate to severe) and started in a new school. There are at least 3 issues. 1) The principal and the paras have an adversarial relationship. Last year, issues arose so she moved all of them around without talking to them. They all talk about her. My issue is that she assigned lunch duty to them this week without talking to me or anyone so they cover the cafeteria and I am alone for an half hour. 2) New to the severe pop., I'm not sure what to expect from paras. My para in the past and I function as a team. These 2 consider themselves only responsible for certain students. They don't interact with the other students. 3) Because I am new and don't plan to be here long, I'm not sure how much I want to push things. Plus, I know admin will not back me. I'm more looking for ways to help get them to interact with all the students.