EmilyM Posted October 9, 2022 Share Posted October 9, 2022 So this is Teacher Me talking. I don't know if anyone here has the legal know-how to advise me, but I'll happily take anything. I teach at a virtual school and have a student who could possibly qualify for an IEP. She's not my lowest performer by our beginning of year assessment by any means, but is on the low due to some observed attention struggles. Her mother has been talking about the struggles since before school started and keeps talking about how the kid needs an IEP. Except... Mom is making it so hard and I'm not sure what else I can do. So far, Mom has stated (only by voice) that she thinks Kid needs an IEP and possibly a modified curriculum. Our special education department has called her multiple times, left voicemails and texts and emails about this, but no response from Mom. I've told Mom flat-out to send a request to start the process in writing. I'm trying to keep data, but the family doesn't do enough schoolwork to give me much to look at (chicken or egg?) I'm not sure what else is my duty here. Everytime I speak with Mom, she asks about the IEP and modified (not accommodated) work, but it's almost like she doesn't want to do anything on her end. That probably sounds judgmental, but is there any point where I can jump in to speed up the process without Mom? I've passed on the concerns to the special education department per our state policy, but without Mom helping us more and Kid giving me more data I'm worried we will just be stuck in RTI hell. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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