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6 12, 2019

May a State Educational Agency Adopt a Regulation That Takes into Account, for Purpose of the Resolution Period Timeline, a School District’s Winter Break?

2019-12-06T11:07:25-06:00

No. Under section 615(f)(1)(B) of the IDEA and 34 CFR § 300.510(a), within 15 days of receiving notice of the parent's due process complaint, and prior to the initiation of a due process hearing under 34 CFR § 300.511, the LEA must convene a meeting with the parent and the relevant member or members of the IEP Team who have specific knowledge of the facts identified in the due process complaint.

May a State Educational Agency Adopt a Regulation That Takes into Account, for Purpose of the Resolution Period Timeline, a School District’s Winter Break?2019-12-06T11:07:25-06:00
6 12, 2019

How Are Evaluation Timelines Calculated When They Include School Breaks?

2020-01-14T10:40:28-06:00

Under 34 CFR § 300.301(c)(1), the initial evaluation must be conducted within 60 days after receiving parental consent for the evaluation or, if the State establishes a timeframe within which the evaluation must be conducted, within that timeframe.

How Are Evaluation Timelines Calculated When They Include School Breaks?2020-01-14T10:40:28-06:00
30 05, 2019

IDEA and Parent Participation

2019-06-06T16:50:02-05:00

Given the power that family involvement has to influence how our children achieve in school and in life, it’s not surprising that the nation’s special education law, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), strongly supports parents’ right to be involved in the special education their child receives.

IDEA and Parent Participation2019-06-06T16:50:02-05:00
12 12, 2018

What Can I Do if I Think the School’s Evaluation is Wrong?

2019-05-20T14:16:33-05:00

Ask for an Independent Evaluation If you think the school’s evaluation does not accurately measure your child’s need for special education, you may get an independent education evaluation (IEE) at your own expense and/or request an independent evaluation at the school’s expense. Download a sample letter for requesting an independent evaluation from the IDEA Manual > Independent evaluations are done by qualifed persons who are not employed by the school. You may ask the school how and where to get an independent evaluation or you may get the independent evaluation done by someone not recommended by the school, as long as [...]

What Can I Do if I Think the School’s Evaluation is Wrong?2019-05-20T14:16:33-05:00

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