Individual Education Plan
The Individualized Education Program, also called the IEP, is a document that is developed for each public school child who needs special education. The IEP is created through a team effort, reviewed periodically. An IEP defines the individualized objectives of a child who has been determined to have a disability or requires specialized accommodation, as defined by federal regulations. The IEP is intended to help children reach educational goals more easily than they otherwise would. In all cases, the IEP must be tailored to the individual student's needs as identified by the IEP evaluation process, and must especially help teachers and related service providers (such as paraprofessional educators) understand the student's disability and how the disability affects the learning process.
The Exceptional Education Department is responsible for the identification of and implementation of services for students with disabilities. Services are administered through the development of Individual Education Plans with assessment services conducted by District educational diagnosticians.
Contact the Special Education Department at 816-418-8941 for additional information.