After The IEP Meeting
- Remember: As the parent, you have the right to ask for an IEP meeting as often as you think is necessary (and reasonable) during the school year. If you think of something after the meeting that you did not address, you can always reschedule another IEP meeting.
- After the school district has conducted the initial evaluation, if you disagree with the evaluation for any reason, you can request an Individual Educational Evaluation (IEE). This is an evaluation where you choose the professional to do the evaluation at the school district’s expense. Put your request for these evaluations in writing to the principal.
- Ask To See Your Child’s School File at Least Once a Year: Your child’s official school file, officially called the cum (pronounced “cume”) file, contains your child’s IEP, matrix, parent notification forms, and other school information. Once a year you should ask to see your child’s folder and go through it page by page. Write a letter to your principal and ask to set up an appointment to look through the cum folder. Sometimes the school will have someone sit down with you because they want to make sure a parent doesn’t walk off with important papers. If you see any documents that you don’t have, ask to have a copy of them, and the school will make you a copy. As the parent, you have a right to have a copy of anything that pertains to your child’s education.