By Kristin Stanberry
An Individualized Education Program (IEP) team includes several people, including you. Learn about who’s on the team and what role each person plays.
In addition to the team members, there are other people who can attend. Find out who else you might want to have there. Find other ways to prepare for the IEP meeting, including our IEP checklist.
Kristin Stanberry is a writer and editor specializing in parenting, education and consumer health/wellness.
Jan 17, 2014
Jan 17, 2014
No, Chieko. Assistant Principals are not required to attend.
Are Assistant Principals required to attend IEP's ?
asencios: Beginning at the age of 16, the law requires an IEP to have a transition plan to help students prepare for life after high school. And the student is required to participate in that process as much as possible. If you have concerns that there are things in your child's IEP plan that he ought not see or that might be upsetting to him, it may be a good idea to sit down with the IEP team and discuss those concerns.
You may also want to start a conversation with your child about the things that are worrying you and about self-advocacy. Here's more information about transition planing: IEP Transition Planning: Preparing for Young Adulthood
Can the parent require the school district to hide the 16 year old student's IEP from that student?
@Rose55 The older sister may attend the IEP meeting with her parent, but she cannot replace the parent and attend the meeting on her own. If the parent is unable to attend an IEP meeting for whatever reason, the school is required by law to arrange a conference or video call in order to conduct that meeting.
If you are asking because the parent needs a translator, please know that the school is required by law to provide a translation services for the duration of the meeting. An older child shouldn't take on that responsibility.
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