IEP Team: IEP MEETING PARTICIPANTS

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Kathy:  I have several students who do not have a regular education teacher as part of their academic program. We are required to have a regular education teacher as part of the meeting. Suggestions?

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01/09/2017 5:05 pm

The IDEA says that the IEP team must “include a regular education teacher (if the child is, or may be, participating in the regular education environment”

The Commentary to the IDEA regs says, “The regular education teacher who serves as a member of a child’s IEP Team should be a teacher who is, or may be, responsible for implementing a portion of the IEP so that the teacher can participate in discussions about how best to instruct the child.”

BUT …

The IDEA does not require “a regular education teacher to be part of the IEP Team for a child who is not participating in the regular education environment or is not anticipated to participate in the regular education environment.” [Commentary to the IDEA regs, page 46675]