Today was stressful. I have a student in my preschool class, I'll call her Jill, who is very troublesome and can be violent with with the other students. She was born addicted to drugs and is being raised by her grandmother. No discipline techniques i have used work. So far 4 mothers have come to me to say that their child has a bruise and was told that Jill did it. I have seen her hit other students, yell in their faces, and spit at them. Today it was recommend by my title 1 coordinator and the special ed director that Jill should be referred for special education services. Her behavior is causing her education to be compromised. I called Jill's grandmother and she was all for it. However, when I mentioned it to my principal, he completely denied the idea and told me "it wouldn't help" and he doesn't want to see it done. when I have discussed Jill to him in the past he tells me "she is just a kid." I agree with that to a point but I also have other students that are getting hurt and are afraid to come to school. When I said special ed has been recommended he drilled me with questions like "how would it help?" "What do you think would be done?" He sounded condescending like it was my fault she is causing trouble and even mentioning special education was ridiculous. I have tried so many things andjust feel like she needs more help by people who specialize in kids like her. He then proceeded to tell me pre k in not mandatory and he will ask the grandmother to not send Jill back. I feel like hewent from 0 to 100 because he didn't even give special ed a try. I feel guilty like it's my fault she has been kicked out even though I tried so hard and communicated with the grandmother letting her know what's happening. I feel bad for Jill because she has such a hard life and I feel like the school just gave up on her.