Inclusion: SERVICES LOST WHEN INCLUSION TEACHER ABSENT LONG TERM

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Martha:  If a child is in an inclusion class with an inclusion teacher and this teacher has been out at least 10 days, if not more, are they required by law to have a substitute? If my child needs inclusion, then she needs help everyday.

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Does the regular ed student get a substitute the same day a teacher is out? No different for a special ed student on an IEP otherwise discrimination.

Yes, a Special Education teacher is considered a certified educator and thus need a sub (similar as a teacher in a regular education setting). If the campus/district does not provide a sub, then the campus will owe compensatory time due to the service being lost and not following the IEPs currently in place. Hope this helps!

The federal law says that services listed in the IEP are to be provided based on the schedule in the IEP. If that is daily, then the IEP is not being followed. You have a basis for using the dispute resolution process to get the scheduled services & compensatory services for the missed services.