In a March IEP meeting, the parent asked IEP team to re-evaluate the student; the administrator present tells the parent the school will do the reevaluation in the fall since it’s so close to the end of the school year (teachers who were present did not comment). Also, parent asked for more time in therapy to develop language/speech skills; parent was told that would not be possible since the schedule of the school would not have time.
These delays and refusals are typical and parents should expect the district to provide a documented response from the school.
It’s what a parent doesn’t know that can deprive children of needed services. We go to school meetings with parents.
Don’t be bamboozled! Waiting and hoping for problems to go away allows our children to regress. Hoping the problem will go away will only delay getting the problem addressed. Waiting too long to address concerns eliminates opportunities for correction. Parents can have more control than they often realize! Senate Bill 318, Sponsored by Senator Eigel, would eliminate much of this frustration; “Empowering Missouri Parents Act” https://www.senate.mo.gov/23info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=44446
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