Kate: Our son had an IEP in public school for 2 years. He did not make progress. We transferred him to a private school that specializes in LD. We sent a 10-day letter before we transferred him. He had his triannual re-evaluation by the school district this summer. The evaluation maintains he is eligible for an IEP for LD and he needs the kind of instructional methodology his private school provides. We want to consider re-enrolling in pubic school if they can provide him with an appropriate program. So, the district held 5 IEP team meetings to develop an IEP based on the re-evaluation data. After all these meetings, the District now tells us: because your son is in private school he doesn’t get an IEP. He only gets an IEP once we re-enroll him to public school. But we can’t e-enroll him until we know the District has an appropriate program. Why didn’t the District staff tell us this was the policy before they engaged in 5 meetings (apparently wasting more than 11 hours of their time and our time)? Is it true that you have to be enrolled in public school first before you are allowed to have an IEP? Please advise.