Hey everyone, sorry haven't been on here in a while. We had a good Easter.
We have had good days and bad. The Principle & Psychologist called me last week to give me the heads up. Kianna has reached all her goals in speech and a model student. They want to take her out of speech and off of an IEP and do a 504 plan. She is in regular classes and only gets pulled for speech. They are saying she still will have all her accommodations she needs it will just be a 504 instead of IEP since she doesn't need to be pulled from class any more. I not to familiar with a 504 I have been checking it out online. Basically it sounds like an IEP but the school doesn't have to have anymore meetings; unless I call one.
Anyone has any information from switching from IEP to 504? Good or bad idea?
5Flyingeagle- Good to hear from you, it must be good times if you are not writing.
As far as dropping the IEP... Do you feel she has not more speech and it is not impacting her educational process, if the answer is Yes then have her moved to an 504. There will be nothing but accommodations for the settings. If you are good with that then got for it.
If not then add what you need.
Hope this helps.
I don't think her speech effects her work. I think her working in a small group where she actually participates and talks in front of the other 3 or 4 students would help her. She doesn't do this in her regular class of 26 ish kids.
Please voice that loud and clear and they will put that in the 504 plan.. the challenge is keeping an eye on if this is happening. With an IEP there is a staff person who is monitoring and reporting process. That is not the same with the 504. I have found only when things do not happen can I write that in the 504 plan after a meeting. So when my son is sick, no one helps him get the work he missed. So I had a meeting today and put that in there.
Her social skills that she is working on in speech, still need work in my opinion. That is my dilemma.
You are the driving force to have something written into the 504 about social skills, again no one would be responsible to enforce it. But I agree there should be written in. We don't want you looking back thinking that you "should have"...
I believe I have the option, to stay on an IEP, should I stay on it?