Special Education Law for the Sophisticated Practitioner. Charter Schools Institute Webinar October 24, 2012. Objectives. Learn how to lead a legally compliant IEP process. Review practical strategies to address CSI ’ s key areas of concern, including those identified most recently by CDE.
Charter Schools Institute Webinar
October 24, 2012
Learn how to lead a legally compliant IEP process.
Review practical strategies to address CSI’s key areas of concern, including those identified most recently by CDE
Paperwork with a purpose.
Stay in the Herd
Use a new notice form any time an IEP meeting is convened/rescheduled
Send the notice as soon as the District knows a meeting is necessary
Minimize paperwork by offering multiple dates
Enrolling New Students
The School District may always request an evaluation by an evaluator of its choosing.
Conditional/limited consent is not consent.
The School District must give “due weight” to information provided by a parent, including private evaluations, but is not required to rely on the private evaluations.
Placement= special education and related services provided in the child’s IEP, not the physical location in which the services are implemented.
Determined by the IEP team (at the IEP meeting) and based on the child’s present levels and goals and objectives.
Begin with the general education setting and actually address the options.
Computer-Based IEP Program
Best Practice: Live in the meeting, leave with final.
Alternative: Leave with handwritten, followed by Final with cover letter.
Ensure providers and teachers know how to access the complete IEP and know their roles.
Check for understanding.
Collect and review data.
Question & Answer
NOTE: Discussion and answers are provided for general information only and do not constitute legal advice. Please consult with your colleagues and, where appropriate, the School’s legal counsel to ensure that decision-making addresses local facts and circumstances.