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It definitely depends on the administration at your school. If you’ve already been dealing with the main Special Ed department, I would continue with that and they should pull in the principal and such.
It sounds like he needs some real help in school. I would make a formal request for a school evaluation, in writing. Use this sample letter:
That should get the process going to evaluate for qualifying for an IEP.
Here are some high school accommodations and such that he may need:
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