Half-day is unexpected for IEP student in Missouri High School

Last school year the high school had a wonderful half-day program to help students prepare for life after high school (transition). Vocal parents of the children who just graduated made sure the program existed.

This year the program no longer exists.  Students are encouraged to be dismissed after the regular half-day.  Hmmm. rsz_teen-reading

Parents need to be aware how many minutes of service(s) is listed on the IEP and make sure it is a full day if that is what the student expects/needs.

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Homebound placement not working for IEP student

A school district took months to arrange for “homebound”rsz_wheretonow-201x300 schooling to start.  The district’s given reason to the parent was they couldn’t get an existing staffer to perform the homebound teaching.  Parents was at wit’s end and the situation took it’s toll on the family both financially and emotionally.  Parent waited patiently for the homebound to start happening and before parent realized, months had passed.  Are our kids’ with special needs not a priority?  Perhaps the school could have offered an alternative service in the interim?  Maybe a tutor?  Would you consider this a “forced dropout” situation?

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IEP concerns at Harrisonville High School

Recent reports acquired from MODESE indicate Harrisonville High School rated with a “C” when it met 74% of target(s).rsz_wheretonow-201x300

Parents of children with IEPs in that school have cause for concern.  If the performance is that low for all of students who attend there, then the question now becomes how well is my child’s individualized program at that school?   Parents can check progress reports they should be receiving on IEP goals.  If a parent is not receiving this regularly, then a parent can be proactive to make sure reports are forthcoming. The IEP document indicates how often and in what form progress reports to be provided.

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Advocates at The IEP Center help parents deal with the public school for the child with special needs, including learning disabilities.  Parents often have to be proactive to insure their child is truly learning at school.  The IEP Center supports parents who are serious about their child’s education.

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