[blindkid] Scheduling an IEP time
pburmahln at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 23 22:03:33 UTC 2015
Thanks for the input all. Looks like I will go along with the IEP before school and bring both my kids. I suppose I was a little irritated because they agreed on the time, and then the TVI told me that it had to change because the school principal did not want to have a substitute in the class while my son's teacher was at the IEP. Somehow this was possible last year but not this year. Of course, I would not want to disrupt other students' schedules but that wasn't the reason why the school changed the time at the last moment. This school is a huge bureaucracy and very inflexible unlike the IEP team.
Can't stand IEP meetings!
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> On Feb 23, 2015, at 1:42 PM, Mark Feliz <mafeliz0641 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have always scheduled IEP.s after school hours mostly because I do
> not want any of the specialists involved to have to cancel any of
> their students. I do not know the reason why you do not want an after
> school IEP. I have had plenty of young students at my meetings as well
> as plenty of siblings. Give the young ones something to do and they
> are fine.
> Of course there could be others reasons not stated.
> Mark Feliz
>> On 2/23/15, Penny Duffy via blindkid <blindkid at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> We struggle to get them time except during school because of the teachers
>> contract. Regardless. I would never excuse a team essential required team
>>> On Feb 23, 2015 2:44 PM, "Pui via blindkid" <blindkid at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>>> Hello all,
>>> Wondering how you parents have scheduled an IEP time, and what our rights
>>> are as parents.
>>> The IEP team after saying they could accommodate my schedule to have an
>>> IEP meeting when my children are in school, are now saying they need to
>>> schedule it before or after school. I believe the change of mind came
>>> my son's school administration because they did not want to hire a
>>> substitute for the day even though the teacher will only be gone for 90
>>> minutes, they have to pay for a day. After agreeing to 9 am they said it
>>> had to be at 1:30 pm when the kindergarten day is done (my son is an
>>> bird and is done at 11:50am, so I would have no childcare for him and
>>> have to bring him which is not my preference).
>>> I know that legally all members of the IEP team have to be there unless I
>>> excuse them (which I don't want to). My son's school asked if his
>>> kindergarten teacher could just write a statement about him for the
>>> meeting. I said I wanted her there because she knows him well.
>>> Am I being unreasonable in wanting the IEP during the time my son is in
>>> school? Is the onus on me to find childcare and accommodate the school
>>> administration? I am trying to not be difficult. Also, we did have an IEP
>>> at the school last year and they did allow my chosen kindergarten teacher
>>> to come to the meeting so they must have had made arrangements. This year
>>> it seems impossible.
>>> Many thanks,
>>> Pui Burmahln
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