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IEP teams can meet virtually (phone or video conference). Required IEP team members who are unable to attend can be excused with the parent’s consent.
The annual IEP is written for an in-person school settings. The IEP team can also create a contingency learning plan to detail the programs and services the district will provide during times when the school building is closed.
Facilitation and mediation are available from Special Education Mediation Services via the virtual method your district is using.
IEP teams will determine if compensatory education needs to be provided.
- Guidance to Address Foregone Learning for Students with IEPs as a Result of the COVID19 Pandemic Students with IEPs may benefit from recovery services due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Recovery services are supplemental to the offer of FAPE and are in response to foregone learning that may have occurred as a result of closure during the pandemic and the potential additional impact of the loss for a student with an IEP.
- Comparison of Compensatory Education and Recovery Services Due to COVID-19 When determining whether recovery services are required, the IEP team must consider the actual impact of the extended school closure on the student’s ability to retain skills and make progress toward their IEP goals and in the general curriculum.