Who gives permission for special education services to begin?
You must give permission* for your child to begin the special education program by signing a consent for placement.
Parentsí and teachers involved in developing the IEP may sign their names on the form. The signatures represent documentation of involvement; however, signatures are not required for the school system to provide IEP services once consent for placement has been signed. The JEP document is a plan for the studentís education and is not a binding contract between the educators and the parents.
When will we review my childís IEP?
At least once a year, your childís IEP will he reviewed, and it may he reviewed sooner if you or the school requests. At the annual review meeting your childís progress will be discussed, and goals and objectives will he reviewed and updated. Placement options will he reconsidered, and the need for an extended school year will he discussed.