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Special Education Law for the General Education Administrator. Charter Schools Institute Webinar October 24, 2012. Objectives . Learn the essential components to a legally compliant IEP process. Learn to recognize compliant IEP documents. Student Population. Section 504.
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Charter Schools Institute Webinar
October 24, 2012
Learn the essential components to a legally compliant IEP process.
Learn to recognize compliant IEP documents
Procedural –right people in the right place at the right time with the right information and the IEP includes the right provisions; and,
Substantive—the IEP, esp. the special education and related services provisions, is reasonably calculated to allow the student to make some progress, and is implemented in the least restrictive environment.
some educational benefit =allow the student to make meaningful and adequate gains in the classroom.
Purpose: Describe the student and the student’s educational needs.
Make sure information is objective & attributed to its source
Answer how does the student’s disability impact access to and progress in the general curriculum, including standards?
The IEP must include a statement of any individual appropriate accommodations that are necessary to measure the academic achievement and functional performance of the child on State and district wide assessments.
34 CFR § 300.320
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.
IEPs are legally binding documents and the decisions about IEP contents must be made by a properly constituted IEP team or by written amendment.
Review documentation that the special education providers have informed teachers how to access the complete IEP.
Ask teachers how they are implementing a student’s IEP and review data and work samples periodically.
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.