Districts required by the Vermont Agency of Education to add New Parental Input Form for Students Eligible for Special Education Services:
To Families of Students Eligible for Special Education Services:
Developing and revising a child’s IEP includes parent input throughout the process, including specific input regarding your child's present levels of educational and functional performance. Historically, parental input has been included via the Parental Input Section or Page located within the IEP.
New this year we will also be collecting parental input via the Parent Input Form (Form #12) with a statement referring to the Form within the IEP document. The Parent Input Form becomes a part of your student file. Parents providing written input have the right to complete and send to the IEP team within ten (10) days of receiving the IEP, after an IEP meeting was held to write or amend the IEP. Parent(s) will be informed to return the form within 10 days if you have additional feedback or input.
It is important to note that it is appropriate and encouraged for parents to provide verbal input during the IEP meeting, and for the district to include in the written IEP. The Parental Input Page described above provides another means for parents to provide input, but this should not be interpreted as preventing verbal input from being documented. Further, as parents you may waive your right to provide parent input if desired. If you decline or do not provide feedback, the District will indicate this circumstance within the Parent Input section of the IEP.
If you have questions about this new Agency of Education required form please contact your child’s case manager directly.https://education.vermont.gov/sites/aoe/files/documents/edu-sped-form-12-parental-input-page.pdf