IEP Question

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by Wonderful Family, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. I know things within each school district vary alot. But is there a standard length of time that an IEP is good for one a child is taken from the school and then the family looks at re-enrollment in the public schools?
  2. Alttlgabby

    Alttlgabby New Member

    When we had J come to us from another state (my bio niece/foster child), we had an IEP meeting with the incoming school within 2 months.
  3. JJJ

    JJJ Active Member

    IEPs are valid for one year. I would think that if you were re-enrolling her after less than a year they would put the past IEP in place pending a new meeting. Otherwise if she was deemed qualified for Special Education within the last 3 years, they should hold an IEP meeting within 60 school days.

    Have you spoken to your school district? I would think if difficult child needs a non-mainstream classroom, they would put something in place pending a new meeting.
  4. Sheila

    Sheila Moderator

    Actually, an old IEP stands until a new one is written.

    There are details missing from your post that would enable us to perhaps give you more info. You may want to post to the Special Education 101 board.
  5. JJJ

    JJJ Active Member


    Does the IEP not expire even if she's withdrawn him from school? Tigger's school scrambled to hold an IEP meeting on day 2 of the school year (after returning from homeschool) in order to get the services in place because his former IEP was more than a year old. It didn't occur to me to argue with them since they were rushing to make sure he had services.
  6. Sheila

    Sheila Moderator

    IEPs do not expire. The only way a child can be dismissed from special education is subsequent to a reevaluation and IEP committee members agreeing that the child is no longer in need of special education and related services.

    I just posted today regarding this issue at

    The school district of course can not be held responsible for outdated IEPs if the child has been homeschooled. But it is their duty to bring the IEP current ASAP. Your district was on the ball (or perhaps recalled that you have knowledge about the regs and time requirements. lol)

    The way I understand the regs, homeschooled children reentering the public education system would be handled similar to transfer students:

    Couple of other things that kind of tie into this for new people on the site:

    A full reevaluation is not required to do an annual IEP if a formal re-evaluation is not considered necessary. If the parent feels one is necessary, ask for it in writing and via Certified Mail -- it's your right and responsibility to stay on top of making sure your child is making adequate progress.

  7. JJJ

    JJJ Active Member

    Thanks Sheila. I think they were mostly terrified of having him start without the supports. He does give them a run for their money :)