Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
What the IEP Entails
If your child qualifies for Special Education Services, you and a team of school staff will help to write an Individualized Education Plan or IEP for your child. Your child may also participate in writing the plan.
The IEP explains and describes:
- Your child’s current education performance
- Your child's level of performance
- Services to be received
- Amount of time receiving services
- Goals and objectives for the upcoming year
Before the IEP Meeting
- Talk to your child about school
- Visit your child’s classroom
- List your child’s strengths and weaknesses
- List goals you would like your child to achieve
- List questions for the school staff
- Know your rights
During the IEP Meeting
- Ask questions
- Clarify the educational program proposed
- Discuss your child’s behavioral needs
- Work with the team to explore options
- Ask for another meeting if you need more clarification
- Request a copy of the IEP document
After the IEP Meeting
- Keep the IEP and monitor your child’s progress
- Learn about special education and your child’s disability
- Express your concerns in writing if you need clarification or help
IEP Annual Review
Each year, the process of writing and reviewing the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is repeated. Progress made on the last IEP will be reviewed, and new goals and objectives will be set for the coming year.
Parents receive meeting notices before an IEP is going to take place and a prior written notice after the meeting to record any new changes that the IEP team has suggested. Parental input is always welcome and encouraged in implementing a child’s IEP.
Through the IEP process, your child may qualify for special transportation. MUSD offers transportation accommodations for children who are in wheel chairs or are non-ambulatory.