Fixing IEP problems at public school in Missouri?

Let’s examine what parents do to fix IEP problems. But is that really the issue that needs addressed? Perhaps it’s something more.

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Parents can have more control

Hypothetically, let’s say a child had needs/goals that went unaddressed or misaddressed for an entire school year, and as a result, the child now struggles more and has significantly regressed because of the public school’s failures.

Parents commonly pursue resolving this dilemma by:

  1. request another IEP meeting
  2. have meetings (not IEP meetings) with administrators
  3. call or take a friend to help
  4. call a case manager from a different system to go to a meeting

Did any of these help the child recover from the regression?

Other parents commonly pursue resolving this dilemma in these ways:

  1. contact a non-profit agency who trains parents
  2. contact a non-profit whose staffer or volunteer goes to an IEP meeting (sometimes waiting weeks to process into a system)

Did any of these help the child recover from the regression?

Congress has avenues in place for parents to pursue correction and regression.  There are ways to press a public school to be accountable, and perhaps offer to make up for the losses.

Don’t be bamboozled!  Begging in an IEP meeting often does not gain any ground…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.  Time is your enemy.

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Suspension of IEP student; school advocate sees in spring

Over the years I’ve noticed  IEP students with behaviors being suspended more frequently at the month or so before the end of the school year. the-iep-center

A few years back our U.S. Congress gave school districts the ability to suspend students with IEPs up to ten school days during a school year.

In the spring, patience can wear thin and school staffer’s might suspend a student who has not yet been suspended ten days that school term.  So why not find a reason to suspend the student?  These school staffers may have no idea that a multi-day suspension might be the breaking point for a family? a marriage? income? NICHCYcongress2

Parent’s can be proactive to puruse an appropriate behavior plan exists within the IEP for a student.

Don’t be bamboozled!   Parents who are serious about their child’s schooling and tired of being bamboozled use advocates at The IEP Center.

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