ERIC Number: EJ771676
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 30
The Excusal Provision of the IDEA 2004: Streamlining Procedural Compliance or Prejudicing Rights of Students with Disabilities?
Preventing School Failure, v51 n4 p13-18 Sum 2007
When the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was reauthorized in 2004, one of the significant amendments concerned Individual Education Program (IEP) team attendance. A member of an IEP team may be excused if "the member's area of the curriculum or related services is not being modified or discussed in the meeting." The purpose in this article is to examine the excusal provision and its potential for streamlining compliance or prejudicing a child's right to a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) guaranteed by the IDEA. The author also proposes guidelines for school personnel constituting IEP teams.
Descriptors: School Personnel, Public Education, Individualized Education Programs, Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Student Rights, Teamwork, Compliance (Legal), Guidelines, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Parent Participation, Administrator Responsibility, Teacher Responsibility, Attendance, Cooperative Planning
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act