In Doug C. v. Hawaii (June 13, 2013), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued an important decision about parental participation at IEP meetings.
Pete says that all special education staff who conduct IEP meetings should be familiar with this landmark ruling about IEP meetings and parental participation.
Question: Must the school hold an IEP meeting before the “annual review deadline?” If the meeting is not held, do the child’s services “lapse” until a new IEP is agreed on?
Question: If there are logistical scheduling conflicts for an IEP meeting, is priority given to the schedules of the school staff or the parent?
Question: Can the school cure the failure to include a parent at an IEP meeting by convening a second IEP meeting with the parent within 30 days?
In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate learn the important lessons from this case and find the answers to the questions in the analysis of Doug C. v Hawaii by Pete and Pam Wright.