IEP stands for Individualized Education Program. It is the plan that is developed cooperatively with members of the school staff and you, the parents. It specifies all of the goals, accommodations, and services your child is to receive in order to address their individual needs. It also notes how the student will participate in statewide testing, and how you will be notified of your child's progress toward goals. The IEP is reviewed every year. Keep a copy handy in case you need to refer back to your child's plan.
An IEP meeting will be held:
(*School Holidays in excess of 5 days and breaks between school years interrupt the 60- and 30-day timelines)
The following people are required at EVERY IEP meeting:
(There is a process to excuse a required member of the IEP team- you must agree to the excusal)
Other people who must be at the meeting in certain circumstances:
Other people who might be at the meeting:
See the Ventura County Parent Guide to Special Education for a complete description of the IEP process