Discussion in 'Special Ed 101' started by klmno, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    What is this? Also, when parent is not in agreement with school district regarding specifics of IEP, what steps are normally taken before mediation? thx
  2. Sheila

    Sheila Moderator

    The school district should have given you Procedural Safeguards. The doctor should contain info about the steps to take when parents and school district do not agree.

    When there is a disagreement, parent or school district can request the IEP meeting be reconvened. During this time, each can gather additional info to support their opinions.

    If the parents and school district cannot agree upon reconvening the meeting, mediation is an option. In most states it is "voluntary," e.g., one or the other party can refuse. When this happens, it goes to due process IF one party files due process. There is also a Complaint procedure.

    This is a Procedural Safeguard template from the US Department of Education.,root,dynamic,TopicalArea,12,

    Each school district's will vary from the template, but should contain the same basic information.