= Sanity Savers!
signed is done IN PERSON. It is NOT sent
home–which was the way it has been done for years. Now, the parent must come in to sign. So far this year, it has worked
beautifully. Yes, there will be exceptions, but this approach has saved my
Paperwork that is sent home usually does not come back. This creates
more work if you hope to retrieve it.
Call the parent and make an appointment
for them come in to sign the paperwork. During
that phone call, I also get a few prospective IEP meeting dates from the
Between that phone call and the
time they come in, I talk to the teacher and principal and we agree on a
meeting date/time that matches one of the dates given by the parent. Often, I
do this via e-mail.
When the parent comes in to
sign forms, one of those forms is the meeting notice with the agreed upon
notice, assessment plan and meeting notice ALL signed before I have even tested
the child. The parent also receives copies of
everything-on the spot. It is really quite simple, effective and efficient.