If you are experiencing a concern regarding your student's school program, please consider the
following action steps:
- Talk to your child's teacher or case coordinator. Be specific about your concern. Give details (what, when and where, if possible) and talk about how it relates to your student's IEP. Between you and the teacher, write down what changes you have agreed to, if any, as well as who is going to make the change, and when the change will occur. If something very important changes, an amendment of the IEP can be arranged, or a new IEP can be issued. This is a simple process that can help things go more smoothly in the future.
- If you still have a problem after meeting with the teacher or case coordinator, please contact your building principal and/or your district's special education director. Again, give details about your concern, and work with these professionals to reach a solution. Always remember to write down any changes which have been agreed to. IEP team meetings can be scheduled at any time during the school year if there is a change that has to be made.
- If you have done all of these things and still have a concern, please consider contacting your local PAC (Parent Advisory Committee) representative. Your PAC representative can help you identify local resources to assist you with problem solving.