Individual Education Plan (IEP)
As defined in the IEP Resource Guide 2004,
An IEP is ...
An IEP is not…
A description of everything that will be taught to the student;
A list of all the teaching strategies used in regular classroom instruction;
A document that records all learning expectations, including those that are not modified from the regular grade level curriculum expectations;
A daily lesson plan.
Regulation 181/98 requires that an IEP must be developed for all exceptional students in Dufferin-Peel CDSB within 30 school days after the student has been identified and placed in a program.
An IEP must be developed as supporting documentation for a specialized equipment claim (SEA) for all students exceptional or not exceptional.
An IEP may be developed when a student is not formally identified as exceptional but requires special education programs and/or services including modified and/or alternative learning expectations and/or accommodations.
Dufferin-Peel has participated in all Ministy of Education (MOE) Individual Education Plan Reviews. As per Regulation 181/98 within the Education Act, principals are ultimately responsible for ensuring that the IEP is developed collaboratively within the resources available to the board and that parents are consulted.
The parent/guardian/adult student must be asked to sign the form to indicate whether:
When disputes arise, the school endeavours to work collaboratively with the parent/guardian/adult student to review issues within the Individual Education Plan. Collaborative processes may include phone contact and/or meetings. Family of Schools and/or board supports may also be accessed as part of a team endeavoring to facilitate support for dispute resolution.
The IPRC/Case Conference process provides a further opportunity for parents to share input regarding programs and services which may include issues related to the IEP.
The Ministry of Education resource document Shared Solutions provides strategies and identifies best practice in collaborative conflict resolution.