The IEP Team Members
The Federal law, called Individuals
with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) defines the "IEP team" as a group of people
who are responsible for
developing, reviewing, and revising the IEP (Individualized Education
Program) for a student with a disability. By law, these people
This wheel of IEP Team members, is from article
written by Lisa Küpper with Jean Kohanek
and can be found on the Reading
Rockets website, click on the image to visit their website.
in IEP Team Meetings?
Collectively, the IEP team members
should be knowledgeable about:
- The parents of the student
- The student, as appropriate (In Mass. student is
invited to attend at age 14.)
- At least one regular education teacher of the child, if the
student is (or might be) participating in the general education environment.
- At least one special education teacher or
- A representative of the local public agency (i.e. School Principle,
School Administrator) who:
- knowledgeable about specially designed instruction
for students with disabilities,
- the general curriculum,
availability of local public agency resources.
- Someone who can interpret the
instructional implications of evaluation results (i.e. School Psychologist, Special Educator Teacher, Speech and
Language Pathologist, etc.) who may be another team member.
- Other people whom the parents or the
school have chosen to invite, who have knowledge or special
expertise regarding the child, including related service.
300.321 - IEP Team
- The student, available services
- External and internal sources of assistance
- The IEP process
New addation with
Attendance not necessary.
A member of the IEP Team shall not be required to attend an IEP
meeting, in whole or in part, if the parent of a child with a
disability and the local educational agency agree that the attendance
of such member is not necessary because the member's area
of the curriculum or related services is not being modified or
in the meeting.
Excusal.--A member of the IEP Team may be excused from attending an IEP
meeting, in whole or in part, when
the meeting involves a modification to or discussion of the member's
area of the curriculum or related services,
(I) the parent and the local educational agency
consent to the excusal; and
the member submits, in writing to the parent and the IEP Team,
input into the development of the IEP prior to the meeting.
Written agreement and consent required.
300.321(e) - IEP Team attendance