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My child is falling behind . she has an iep. I want to sue lausd

she has an iep that they are not meeting. I understand you can sue for lausd to pay for private school

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Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) The passage of the updated version of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) (""""made parents of kids with special needs even more crucial members of their child's education team."""") This means you are supposed to play a big roll in helping your child.

The IEP is specifically designed with your child’s needs in mind. That’s why it’s called an “individualized” plan. The student gets hands on help. "Individualized" IEP means that testing was done on your child which placed the child in the correct classes in the level of education shown by test results.

You said; "she has an iep that they are not meeting."
In your daughters case "she isn't meeting her known goals." They only place the student according to the test results, sometimes lower never higher.

Perhaps you should meet with her teachers to get the path of what shes may not be doing as far as homework etc.

I don't mean to be rude but, I do however like to tell it like it is.
A lot of parents today do nothing to contribute to the help of a school age child. It's like, OH WELL, it's the teachers problem now!
Then at the very end of the school year, the parent finds out the student didn't do very well, and then the complaining starts. Where are these parents at when quarterly reports are MAILED to you? Why no input until the end of the year?

For everyone with red thumb fever, have at it. I speak for the student, I get red thumbs. I speak for the teacher, I get red thumbs. This time I will call it for what I have discovered to be true of 90% of problems of children and parents in todays school system. It's well, my kid got special lower education learning class because he/she is a special needs, and now the end of the year, OMG my child is failing. Well I think I can sue the school! Aah, wrong! These schools are something else in todays times but, one thing I am positive of, is that the IEP children has more easy work, and hands on, one on one teaching daily.

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What are YOU doing to help your child? Her education is not just the responsibility of the school?

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miramar
well said
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miramar

I agree with the answer above. Government run public schools are the same as ( here come the thumbs down ) as child neglect or child abuse in my opinion.

You as a parent should be doing everything in your power from home schooling, tutoring to private school to help your child achieve their potential and give them what they need to succeed in life.

The best that a government run public school can breed is mediocrity.

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nukeengr: Is well said!

miramar: Although, yours is also well said!
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First make sure you entirely understand what is going on. Investigate At the school a little yourself, then consult a lawyer. Don't make any rash decisions you may regret

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I write IEPs all day long, if your students needs that are addressed on her iep are not being met by her teachers your going to have to have about thousand meetings to try and change that before any lawyer is even going to try to sue the school board to be responsible for paying her private education.

As a teacher I have to say it's refreshing to hear the answers putting some responsibility onto the parents. That said if strategies that should be happening at school are not happening, you need to go to the school and respectfully ask why not. Then maybe you can come up with a plan to get something done. All of this will be way easier than a legal battle.

I don't mean this as a personal attack on you or your child I don't know you at all but usually in situations like this the kid is lying or exaggerating and the parents are oblivious to the fact that their little angel is a lazy brat.

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Hi, my child has an IEP with a diagnosis of Autism. He is currently attending regular Kindergarten and meeting his academic goals at about 60% according to the teacher. I volunteer at his classroom 3 times a week the other 2 I volunteer at the parents center. The principal and assistant principal are pushing to have my son be placed on a special ed class. I'm against it because he is fairly ok meeting his academic goals and I strongly believe that with an aid he will be able to decrease his behaviors in class. What can I do? Please help me! Why are they reluctant to get an aid? I'm doing anything possible on my side! You mentioned you are a teacher, please help me with any advise. Please!!!
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Call a new IEP meeting, and see if you can get an advocate to sit in with you to make sure that everything that needs to be addressed is being addressed. If once you have had the new IEP they are still failing to meet your child's goals then you can consider further action.

The Wright's Law website hs a ton of information about IEPs and the rights of those with special needs and how to handle various situations...

http://www.wrightslaw.com/info/iep.index.htm/

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They are supposed to meet those needs. How many hours a week do you work with her?

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