IEP Amendment

An Individualized Education Program (IEP) Amendment can make minor changes to a student’s IEP without convening a full IEP meeting. 

The school district and the parent may modify the IEP if they both agree to do so. The school cannot amend the IEP on their own.

The district is required to notify the entire IEP team of the Amendment. Prior written notice must be provided to the parent. Upon request, a parent must be provided with a revised copy of the IEP with the amendments incorporated.

An Amendment does not replace the requirement to hold an annual IEP, it does not reset the due date.

When substantial changes need to be made, it is recommended that a full IEP team meeting be convened to develop a new IEP.

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