Why must his ARD Committee first conduct a manifestation determination hearing (review)? John has recently been in a fight with another student in school. The school's policy calls for suspension from school when a student is caught fighting. John is a student with mild mental retardation and as a special education student.
A. To determine the changes in placement that would be the most appropriate. B. To determine why his IEP wasn't able to address his behavior problems. C. To determine if his behavior was caused by his disability. D. To determine what the punishment should be for his disruptive behavior.