Individual Education Plan (IEP)

  • All students enrolled in exceptional student education programs must have an individual education plan (IEP). This is a written statement of your child’s present level of performance and the educational objectives for the school year. The IEP may include social, academic, developmental, and/or vocational skills. Your child’s teacher(s) will help in developing the IEP. Information used in writing the IEP is gathered from everyone who works with your child. YOU are the most important member of the IEP team. What you know about your child can help in writing the IEP. When your child approaches high school age, the teacher and/or resource compliance specialist will explain diploma options. Beginning at age 14, the student’s post-school goals and transition needs are considered when developing the educational objectives. Beginning at age 16, adult agencies are also invited to the IEP meetings to begin planning post-school services. The IEP must be reviewed and updated at least once a year. As a member of the team, you should plan to attend the annual review meeting. Other members of the IEP team may include your child’s teacher(s), therapist(s), counselor, and the resource compliance specialist. The student also becomes an important member of the team as transition needs and services are addressed. Informal conferences may be held throughout the year. You or the teacher may request a conference to discuss your child’s program. You may request that the IEP be reviewed at any time by contacting your child’s teacher, guidance counselor, or resource compliance specialist.