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Hello Mrs. Robb,

Due to some behavior issues and 3 suspensions this school year, the school will be holding an SST meeting to discuss my son (1st grade). I've been told by the principal that I cannot attend this meeting, but I feel that I should have that right. I have tried to do some research on this, but haven't been able to find anything that specifically states that parents have the right to be involved. We reside in Texas. The meeting is next week.

Thank you,
Renee'

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hello Renee
Thank you for your question. Unfortunately I cannot help you much. I am not from US and so will not want to guide you on US, and specifically what is the law in Texas regarding such an issue.
This may be a state guideline or even a school policy. You may have to try and get more direct information from the school's board or from the state education department, or even a lawyer if you think it will reach that stage.
Sorry I am not able to help
Marilyn

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Marilyn Robb

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I am an educational psychologist and counsellor, with more ten years of experience in teaching, parenting, running support groups and workshops, teacher training and counselling. I would like to share my knowledge and expertise in issues particularly related to helping children cope with learning and the school experience.

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My greatest credential (and perhaps my achievement too)is having two children and supporting them through school. In addition to my academic qualifications I have belonged to an international peer counselling organisation for the past 13 years. My other accomplishment is in setting up my own education and family resource centre.

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