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Parents Resolution Chart


It is often difficult for parents to remember and to clarify what issues have been discussed, resolved and solved or not solved during IEP meetings.

While parents may tape IEP meetings in some districts, parents may find that it is also helpful to keep a chart of what happened. Here is a chart that Kerr Law Office has found useful for that purpose.

Directions for use of chart: Write down the concerns you have in the far left hand column and your proposed solutions. Take the chart to the meeting. If you want, you can hand it out. But, you don't have to. During the meeting, ask that the school address each of your items. If the school won't address the item, write that down under the column of the school's response. If the school addresses the item but is hesitant to give you an answer, tell the school you will assume the answer is no because they haven't said yes. If the school says that is not the answer, offer to have a school person write in the school's response.

Should the school not want to do that, write in no.

Remember that the hope is to get to "resolved." If any item is reached as resolved, write it down and have somebody from the school initial the response so that there aren't disputes later. At the end of the meeting, go through your list and the school's response to be sure you did not misunderstand something.

Keep a copy of this list in your home file.

Name of Child  Date of Meeting:
Parent's Issue/Solution School's Response  Resolved?
1. Joe needs more OT time to help him write; parents suggest 30 minutes a day. Okay; 30 minutes a week. No 
2. Sally needs to improve her reading.  Parents suggest 1 hour a day of 1:1 Orton-Gillingham services No 


3. Jeremy needs  to increase his social skills; parents would like less time in special education and more time in mainstream. No (non response)  

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