During this time, TEA will not be receiving visitors and, as a result, will not be able to accept hand delivery of requests for special education mediation. In addition, while requests may still be filed by mail, disruptions in the delivery of agency mail may occur due to possible closures in the mail room and distribution center. TEA, instead, recommends that parties consider using other available filing methods.
There are times when parents and schools simply do not agree on some issue affecting a child’s education. IDEA provides several approaches that parents and schools can use to help resolve the dispute.
No matter how good your relationship with a school, there may come a time when you and the school disagree over what’s best for your child. Conflicts can arise over the amount or quality of services that the school is providing in your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP). Sometimes the disagreement may be about your child’s placement. The good news is that the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) gives you several ways to resolve disputes. Here are six options for resolving an IEP dispute: 1. Informal Negotiation: Talking with the School during IEP Meetings You’re part of the IEP team. [...]
TEA has revised their Special Education Dispute Resolution Systems Handbook. PRN Education Specialist, Chuck Noe, has reviewed the Handbook and shares his perspective on changes that have been made to it.