I just found out that my son's assigned teacher for 4th grade will be out on maternity leave for the first 8 weeks of school (at least). His IEP meeting is supposed to happen at the end of September, before his teacher will be back. He will have a long-term substitute during this time. I am feeling really frustrated and helpless about the situation. Do I work with the sub just as I would if he was starting the school year with his permanent teacher? I feel like the sub will not be as invested and committed to accommodations and support for my son. Last year he was pulled out for reading and math and those SPED teachers are also new this year, so he does not have any consistency in the application of his IEP. Any suggestions on how to handle this situation?
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