12. Encourage consolidation of IEP meetings.

To the extent possible, the public agency must encourage the consolidation of reevaluation meetings for the child and other IEP Team meetings for the child.
[34 CFR 300.324(a)(5)] [20 U.S.C. 1414(d)(3)(E)]

Dialogue Starter - Cross-stakeholder

Reaction Questions

  1. How might the consolidation of IEP meetings (e.g., reevaluations and annual reviews) promote the judicious use of resources (e.g., parent/staff time; child instruction time)?

  2. In your view, when might it be more appropriate to consolidate IEP meetings? When might separate meetings need to be convened?

  3. Within your LEA, who determines when a meeting can be a combined meeting?

  4. How might the annual review inform the reevaluation process, and how might reevaluation inform annual review?

Application Questions

  1. What process could be put in place to ensure all parties are in agreement with a consolidated meeting?

  2. What procedures would be helpful to ensure adequate time is devoted to all concerns of the team if they decide to consolidate meetings?

    These questions were developed by the following stakeholders working together:

    Role: Family Member
    Location: Arizona

    Role: Special Education Administrator
    Location: California

    Role: Teacher
    Location: Colorado

    Role: Educational Consultant
    Location: Florida

    Role: Special Education Administrator
    Location: Georgia

    Role: Higher Education
    Location: Indiana

    Role: Service Provider
    Location: Kentucky

    Role: Teacher
    Location: South Carolina

    Role: Family Member
    Location: West Virginia

    Role: Family Member
    Location: Wisconsin