Amendment to Special Education Programs and Services:   Parental Participation

    TN Dept. of Ed. Rule Change on Draft IEP's went into effect MARCH 12, 2019.  

    On October 19, 2018, the state board of education passed on final reading an amendment to Special Education Programs and Services - Parent Participation, Rule 0520-01-09-.15 that requires parents receive a copy of a draft Individualized Education Program (IEP) at least 48 hours before a scheduled IEP meeting, if the school or district creates such a draft.  Parents may decline their right to receive a copy of the draft IEP if one is developed.   

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    Click here to view memorandum on the amendment.