2) To what degree is the child disruptive to other students or to what degree is the teacher's time being occupied with the student with a disability to the detriment to other students?
3) Are physical, emotional, and social hardships being placed on a child who must move back and forth between the mainstream and special education?
4) What benefits can be provided in special education that cannot be provided in the mainstream?
5) What are the underlying assumptions regarding the kind of instruction identified as needed for a child to be a successful participant in life? Are these assumptions based on the highest expectations for the child?
This should not be the only question SD asks -
What is the financial burden placed on the school district relative to the mainstreamed child versus a more segregated placement?