Leadership and Collaboration in Home-School Partnerships

Authored by: Beth Harry

Handbook of Leadership and Administration for Special Education

Print publication date:  June  2012
Online publication date:  May  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415872805
eBook ISBN: 9780203837313
Adobe ISBN: 9781136869693

10.4324/9780203837313.ch12

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Abstract

Special education leaders must take their cue from the law. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), in its 1997 and 2004 revisions, has intensified its requirements for the role of parents in the provision of special education services. School districts must ensure not only that caregivers receive all appropriate notices of meetings and reports but also that they understand the proceedings of individualized education program (IEP) conferences, have been provided with interpreters wherever necessary, have been consulted regarding the scheduling of such meetings, and have documented all efforts at these communications with parents.

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