Gurnee School District #56 provides a continuum of services to our special education students.
What is an IEP?
An Individual Education Plan (IEP) is a written statement of the educational program designed to meet the needs of a student who has been found eligible for special education services and is developed by an IEP team. The IEP includes a detailed description of what will be done to give the student the extra help needed.
Who is on the IEP Team?
Parent(s) or Legal Guardian(s) - Parents are equal participants.
Student – The student may attend and participate if the parent(s) decide he/she should be present or once they turn 14 years of age.
General Education Teacher - The IEP team must include a general education teacher who has knowledge of the curriculum and may be responsible for implementing the IEP, if the child is, or may be, participating in the general education environment.
Special Education Teacher - There must be a special education teacher on the IEP team who is responsible for implementing the IEP.
School Administrator - This person must know about the general education curriculum and be able to ensure that the IEP is implemented and has the authority to commit resources.
Evaluation Personnel - This person must be someone who can explain evaluation and/or test results.
Personnel with Specific Knowledge - If the child has services required by a specialist (speech/language therapist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, etc.) these people also need to attend the meeting.
Others with knowledge or special expertise about the student - The parents or the school may bring other people to the IEP meeting such as community service providers, advocates, lawyers, a family member or friend for support, etc.
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Be an Informed Member of the Team
Spaulding students working in small groups.
What does an IEP include?
IEP Questions—Things to Think About