SPrEaD the word
Vol. 2 Iss. 4 (09.21.2020)
THIS week's COVID-19 Service Learning Plans Drop-in Sessions
Virtual IEP Meetings
Team meetings will be held virtually. If a meeting must occur in person, clearly delineated protocols for screening, physical distancing, hand washing/hand sanitizer use, and use of masks/face coverings will be fully enforced. Regardless of whether meetings are held in person or remotely, interpreters will still be provided as needed to ensure multilingual families are able to participate in their native language.
Updated "TO-DO List for Virtual IEP Meetings"
Wednesdays and IAs/ABAs/RBTs
Please use your IAs/ABAs/RBTs to run one-on-one or small group sessions. They may also be assigned to check-in and out with students or to work with their classroom teacher to assist with live lessons (for example: facilitating a breakout room).
- Begin with preparation: Draft IEPs must be ready 3 days prior to the meeting. Team Chairs will send these electronically to families 2 days before the meeting.
- Make sure data to support a student's current level of performance (CLP) is available to share with parents at the meeting.
- Assessments and data should lead the way.
- Regularly check with parents and parent representatives during IEP meetings (meaningful parent participation).
- If the IEP team excuse members, the excusal must be in writing with the parent agreement and signature. Given meetings will be held virtually, verbal consent is acceptable and should be documented. Excused members should reach out to the family prior to the meeting and provide the Team Chair with a written summary for the meeting.
- If the student participates in general education programming for any part of their day, a general education teacher must be present for the entire meeting. General education teachers may rotate in and out of the meeting. If the parent expresses concern in a certain area, it would be most appropriate to have that subject area teacher present.
- REFRAIN from diagnosing medical conditions or suggesting medication without the credentials for doing so.