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On October 19, 2018, the state board of education passed on final reading an amendment to Special Education Programs and Services - Parent Participation, Rule 0520-01-09-.15 that requires parents receive a copy of a draft Individualized Education Program (IEP) at least 48 hours before a scheduled IEP meeting, if the school or district creates such a draft. Parents may decline their right to receive a copy of the draft IEP if one is developed.
State rules and regulations are effective 90 days after submission to the secretary of state’s office. Therefore, this rule will go into effect March 12, 2019 and updates to EasyIEP will be made at that time to reflect the changes outlined in the attached memo. In order to prepare for these changes, it is advised that directors of special education share this information with applicable staff and begin making preparations for any necessary changes in practice.
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Click here to view memorandum on the amendment.
Read our 2016 Parent Manual and the Implementing Regulations.
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