The Individualized Education Program (IEP)

  • The Individualized Education Program (IEP) is a legally binding contract of services provided by a school district for children who are identified with a disability and qualify for special education services.  The IEP is a written document created through a team effort and reviewed at least once per year.  

    Before an IEP can be written, your child must be determined to be eligible for special education.  The IEP will address the student’s strengths, areas of needs, and necessary accommodations, modifications, goals, services and placement.    

    By Federal law, a multidisciplinary team must determine that your child 1) has a disability and 2) requires special education services to benefit from the general education program.


The IEP Process

  • Who are the IEP Team Members?

  • Your Role in the IEP Meeting

  • Initial IEP

  • Consenting to the IEP

  • Implementing the IEP

  • How Oten Does the IEP Team Meet?

  • Annual IEP

  • Addendum IEP Meeting

  • Triennial IEP