Thursday, October 11, 2012

Do I HAVE to Sign the IEP?

By Wrightslaw from The Wrightslaw Way

Why has the school never asked me to sign the IEP?

The federal special education law and regulations do not require a child’s parent to sign the IEP. Parents are required to give informed consent before the school can provide services in the initial IEP, but not subsequent IEPs.



Some state regulations include a provision for parents to sign the IEP to indicate their consent. Many states do not, because the federal law and regulations do not require this.

Other states require written consent to implement IEPs on a year-to-year basis.

Check your state special education regulations to learn what your state requires. Remember, you will find your state regulations on the website for your state Department of Education.


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