North Dakota Council for Exceptional Children

September 21st, 2017          Sleep Inn & Suites- Minot, ND

Julie Weatherly

“Developing Legally Defensible IEP’s”

The U.S. Supreme Court has referred to the Individualized Education Program (IEP) as the "modus operandi" for the provision of FAPE to students with disabilities. In accordance with the Court's two-pronged test for determining whether an IEP is appropriate, hearing officers and courts will look to both the procedural and substantive components of the IEP. Julie will examine and explain many common pitfalls that educators must avoid-both procedurally and substantively-in an effort to ensure that IEPs are legally defensible.





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Policy Insider: Legislative Update

  • W ill there be a government shutdown or will Congress pass another continuing resolution (CR)? The present CR expires on January 19th and it is unlikely that Congress will be able to reach a long-term spending deal by Friday. The CR is funding government operations at 2017 levels and is the third CR since the fiscal year began on October 1, 2017. Standing in the way of a final spending deal includes negotiations on: sequester-level caps for defense and NDD funding for FY 2018, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Protection for “DREAMERS” and border wall funding, and expiring authorization for...

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