SECONDARY TRANSITION - Regulations

10. Add requirement for consent prior to inviting a representative of any participating agency likely to be responsible for providing or paying for transition services to attend a child’s IEP Team meeting.

To the extent appropriate, with the consent of the parents or a child who has reached the age of majority, in implementing the requirements of §300.321(b)(1), the public agency must invite a representative of any participating agency that is likely to be responsible for providing or paying for transition services.
[34 CFR 300.321(b)(3)]

Dialogue Starter - Cross-stakeholder

Reaction Questions

  1. Why do you suppose this requirement for parent consent was added to the law? How might this provision relate to the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)?


  2. Why do you think the addition of obtaining consent prior to inviting other agency representatives is a good idea? Why might it be a less than good idea?


Application Questions

  1. What procedures for confidentiality (FERPA) are in place in your district?


  2. What might be the possible outcomes of this requirement?
    • What can be done to ensure positive relationships and participation of agency representatives, as appropriate?
    • What can be done to provide information to families for determining consent and to ensure positive relationships and participation of agency representatives, as appropriate?


  3. What training will be necessary so that schools, families, and agencies understand this provision?


  4. What procedures can be put into place at the local level to ensure that prior consent to invite representatives of other agencies is obtained?

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