IEPs: TIMELINE FOR EMERGENCY ARD REQUEST

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Donna:  Is there a legal requirement for how soon the committee convenes when an emergency ARD is requested?

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Darlene
09/05/2019 5:24 pm

What if it’s the parent requesting an emergency ARD, what is the time limit?

Chuck
09/06/2019 12:50 pm
Reply to  Darlene

In TX there is no time limit on when the school must set an IEP/ARD meeting. When a parent makes a written request a district must:
schedule a meeting; or within five school days, provide the parent with written notice explaining why the district refuses to convene a meeting.

Lisa
02/10/2020 1:54 pm
Reply to  Chuck

I made an emergency ARD request on SAturday for a Monday meeting. How long do they have to schedule the meeting? They’re saying they can’t do it on Monday.

Chuck
02/10/2020 2:55 pm
Reply to  Lisa

You can still contact the principal, &/or special ed director to try to arrange a meeting to discuss your concerns. Many issues can be addressed without an ARD/IEP meeting. Even if this does not happen, you can document in writing your efforts to work with the district. I work for the TX Parent Training & Information project. I or our staff person for your area can assist you. http://www.//prntexas.org/

bob
02/11/2020 10:09 am
Reply to  Lisa

Even if you made the request on a Saturday, they wouldn’t receive it until Monday as schools are closed on the weekend. Expecting a same day meeting seems unreasonable to gather all the necessary participants for an IEP.

Chuck
11/08/2016 2:58 pm

In TX parents must be given 5 school days notice before an ARD/IEP meeting, unless they agree to a shorter notice.