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4. Adds new provisions for making changes to the IEP.
In making changes to a child's IEP after the annual IEP meeting for a school year, the parent of a child with a disability and the LEA may agree not to convene an IEP meeting for the purposes of making such changes and, instead, may develop a written document to amend or modify the child's current IEP. [614(d)(3)(D)]

Changes to the IEP may be made either by the entire IEP team or, as provided in Section 614(d)(3)(D), by amending the IEP rather than by redrafting the entire IEP. Upon request, a parent shall be provided with a revised copy of the IEP with the amendments incorporated. [614(d)(3)(F)]

Dialogue Starter - Cross-stakeholder

Reaction Questions

  1. How might the new provision that allows for written IEP changes without convening an IEP meeting positively impact instruction (e.g., reduced paperwork)?

  2. What concerns might parents’ and advocate groups’ have about not convening a meeting for proposed changes to the IEP?

Application Questions

  1. What procedures would assist in documenting input/suggestions from teachers, related service providers, and parents which later result in IEP changes?

  2. What is a good process for ensure team input is solicited regarding the proposed changes?

  3. What procedures would ensure that parents, related service providers, teachers and paraprofessionals receive and understand the revised copy of the IEP?

    These questions were developed by the following stakeholders working together:

    Role: Early Childhood Professional & Advocate
    Location: Maryland
    Role: Higher Education
    Location: South Carolina
    Role: Related Services Provider
    Location: New Jersey
    Role: Parent Training & Information Professional
    Location: California
    Role: Parent
    Location: New Mexico