The right to participate in meetings related to their child is one of the most important and powerful of parent rights.
Parents have the right to participate in meetings with respect to the:
- their child’s identification,
- their child’s evaluation,
- their child’s educational placement, and
- provision of FAPE (free appropriate public education) to their child.
- any group that determines if the child is a “child with a disability” and, for that reason, is eligible to receive special education and related services under IDEA (2);
- the IEP team (which develops, reviews, and revises the IEP of their child) (3); and
- any group that makes decisions related to the educational placement of their child. (4)
Keep reading to learn the details of this right.
- Responsibilities of the school system
- When must the school notify parents of an upcoming meeting?
- What info must the notice include?
- What happens if neither parent can attend?
- May the school hold the meeting without parents in attendance?
- What’s not considered a meeting?
- by Andy Rausch and Joe Reinecker
Each SKIL office has an annual customer appreciation dinner or picnic each year. Fredonia's dinner, which will be held on Friday, October 4, 2019. The event will be held from five to seven p.m. It will be at the Grace First Assembly of God church at 1102 Washington Street in Fredonia.
Independent Living Coordinator Ed Viers says they had a good speaker last year but the turnout was low. This year he is hoping for a better turnout. At this time, he is unsure who will be speaking to the guests.
“I invite our customers to the dinner because it gives us the opportunity to show our appreciation for them,” explains Viers. “And that's really what it's all about. But it also gives them the opportunity to come and have a nice meal and show their appreciation for us. I think it serves kind of a mutual purpose.”
According to Viers, there will be door prizes. The dinner will consist of fried chicken, potato salad, baked beans, and homemade cookies. There may also be a deejay playing music, but that's up in the air at the moment.
The event is welcome to the public, even people not affiliated with SKIL. Come on out and enjoy a nice chicken dinner and hang out with us.