Michelle: My son has had a 504 plan in place for years. He failed the 8th grade this year and I found out that many of his teachers weren’t even aware of his 504 plan. Also, I thought he had an IEP put in place last year as we all met at the school, counselor, his teachers, the school psychologist, and his dad and I. In the meeting we came up with a “plan” to help my son. Now I’m being told he doesn’t have an IEP, and that it will take 5 months to put one in place. Can this be right? Does he need an IEE before implementing an IEP? How long does a school have if I formally request one to be done? HELP! My child is being left behind!