IEP FAQs: When Do I Get a Copy of the IEP?

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How long should a school have to get me a copy of the revised IEP after my son’s IEP meeting?

You should get a copy of your child’s IEP right away. There is no reason for any delay. Write a short polite letter to request a copy.

If the school wants to send you a “clean” copy” later, thank them, but make it clear that you want a copy of the original IEP before you leave the meeting. Ask that they send you the “clean copy” when it’s available. When you get the clean copy, compare it to the original.

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I have problems getting a copy of the IEP after a meeting. I am told by the teacher, I will get the IEP printed and sent home with my son. then a few days later hr brings home the signature page with a letter or phone call that it MUST be signed because it has been 10 days. Problem is I only get the last page, not the whole document! They never give me the document until I have already sign the last page, Am I not supposed to have a period of time to review BEFORE I sign??


Rules on this can vary by state, so I suggest you contact your state parent training and information center to get assistance on this. IDEA rules refer to “informed consent”. What you are describing does not seem to meet that standard.


Hi I am trying to get information on going from and IEP to a 504. If we opt our son out of IEP services, as he starts his senior year, can he still have a 504. If he test out of IEP services can he have a 504. He is diagnosed with Dyslexia.


Under federal rules this is possible, but the school may or may not agree to do it.

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