IEP Meeting: SCHOOL STOPS IEP MEETING IN PROGRESS

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Donna:  The pupil appraisal person excuses herself for a minute during the IEP meeting, then announces to everyone that the meeting will have to be rescheduled until the district’s IEP facilitator can be there. I have worked for a school system (special education) for 36 years and am now a special education advocate. The legal guardian, wrap around service coordinators and other advocates were in attendance. The district had a pupil appraisal representative, teachers (classroom and related), principal, assistant principal attending. It seemed we were making progress in getting some of the guardians concerns addressed and then, out of the blue, the meeting was canceled. What are the laws/guidelines surrounding something like this? Could the guardian have insisted the meeting take place today as scheduled?

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Garrett
03/09/2020 1:03 pm

My sons school does this too me also. We just had a meeting for him and in the middle the principle just ends the meeting. He dismissed the teachers back to their rooms and I had questions that I needed answered. The IEP was implemented and I never agreed to it. I never even signed off on it. I am so done with this school I am ready to pull my son out. Also found out that non of his teachers follows the IEP.

Chuck
03/10/2020 4:42 pm
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I suggest reporting this in writing to the district special ed director & possibly the state. Even if you remove your child, other students are probably dealing with this.

Callie
07/20/2019 11:51 am

My school does this all of the time. We were in the middle of an IEP meeting at the end of May and right in the middle the principal decided the meeting was over. I was perplexed and asked why. He replied they talked about everything they needed to discuss. My response was I still had other concerns but he would not budge and ordered me out of his school and did not care if I was not done. I later found out that they all signed off on the IEP and implemented it for the new school year coming up. They used my signature from last years IEP to make it seem as if I signed the IEP. I am fuming! I did not agree with this IEP and did not feel heard. Should my next step be mediation or should I go due process?

Chuck
04/11/2016 1:00 pm

The state regulations or the district’s polices or procedures should have the answer to your questions.