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IEP Team - Educating Children with Disabilities

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Terms and Definitions: IEP Team

The IEP team must include:

  1. The parents of the child (however, if you do not show up for the meeting, they can still have it);
  2. At least one of the child’s regular education teachers;
  3. At least one special education teacher;
  4. A representative of the school district who is knowledgeable about the relevant disabilities;
  5. Someone who can interpret the evaluations;
  6. Other individuals that the parent or agency invites (examples may be a therapist, medical professional, caregiver, foster parent, caseworker, guardian ad litem); and
  7. The child, when appropriate.

To excuse one of these team members, both the school district and parent must agree, and the parent must agree in writing.

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