I volunteer as an advocate for parents who need help at IEP meetings. Just sat through a doozy.
First, the district had to exclude the special ed teacher and program director from the meeting because they had been actively harassing the mother.
Then, there was the fact that the mother had never been sent a copy of her son’s latest evaluation, on which this meeting was supposed to be based.
But the final straw was that the school district wanted to place her kid in a separate special ed class, based solely on the fact that he had an IEP. He wasn’t having or making trouble in the regular classroom, and he was learning stuff there. But he had an IEP so he had to go. For those who aren’t familiar with this stuff: that is NOT an adequate reason for moving him. The mom is now getting a lawyer.
Sometimes I just can’t believe the stuff that goes on in our schools.