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    IEP Contents

    Information in the IEP is recorded in narrative, table, or multiple-choice checkbox formats in a standardized by the template. The format of an IEP is standardized, but the details are specific to each student.

    Learn more about the contents of the IEP

    IEP Documents 

    These forms may accompany your student's IEP form:

    IEP invitation

    The student’s case manager invites Parents/Guardians, and all other team members, to each IEP team meeting. This is a form with fill-in-the-blank fields and check boxes. It states the time and place of the meeting, as well as the subjects to be addressed.

    Team Considerations

    Team Considerations is a checklist. The contents are redundant with other areas of the IEP, but ensure that active consideration is given to specific areas of a student’s needs including:

    • The student’s strengths
    • Performance on assessments
    • Deaf and Hard of Hearing communication needs
    • Assistive technology needs
    • Positive behavioral interventions
    • Language needs, as they relate to limited English proficiency
    • Blind and visually impaired communication needs

    Parental Consent Form

    Parental Consent is required prior to four events: evaluation, re-evaluation, providing services for the first time, and inviting representatives of other agencies to participate in Individual Education Program (IEP) transition meetings.

    Prior Written Notice (PWN)

    The District is required to provide the Parent/Guardian with prior written notice (PWN) whenever it proposes or refuses to initiate or change the identification, evaluation, placement or provision of services.

    Notification for the Disclosure of Student Information to the Washington State Health Care Authority

    This form notifies Parents/Guardians that Seattle Public Schools participates in the Washington State Health Care Authority Program. This program makes federal Medicaid funds available to school districts to help cover the costs of providing necessary, school-based health services. By participating in this program, the school district can seek federal Medicaid reimbursement for the costs of the health services the school district provides to children who are eligible for Medicaid, and who receive those services that are identified in their individualized education programs (IEP).

    In order to seek the federal Medicaid funds to assist in reimbursing the district for school-based services, the school district must disclose information from your child’s education records to the HCA to verify Medicaid eligibility, and to seek reimbursement for those services the school district provides.

    Medicaid Consent Form

    A Parent/Guardian’s consent allows the school district to seek federal Medicaid reimbursement to provide necessary services to your child. If you have already given your consent, or you are giving the District a new consent for services, you may revoke your consent at any time. The school district will continue to provide the services in an IEP to your child at no cost to you, as the parent, whether or not you give your consent for the District to seek Medicaid reimbursement.

    Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)

    A Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) is a written plan that describes interventions and other strategies that will be implemented to address goals for a student’s social, emotional, and behavioral development.

    A BIP includes observational and behavioral data from the functional behavior assessment (FBA) as the basis for a plan of action for managing a student’s challenging behavior. A BIP may include ways to change the student’s environment to:

    • Prevent the behavior from occurring
    • Provide opportunities for positive reinforcement to promote appropriate behavior
    • Teach replacement behaviors
    • Provide supports or planned responses to reduce a student’s problem behavior.