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

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

Chuck

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

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

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

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

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