Resolution to Allow the Recording of IEP Meetings for Students and Parents of Students with Disabilities sign now

RESOLUTION TO ALLOW TAPE RECORDING OF IEP MEETINGS
FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

WHEREAS, to guarantee educational opportunities for students with disabilities Congress has established certain rights and protections for these students and their parents by enacting the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); and,

WHEREAS, the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in 1997 is silent on the subject of tape recording IEP meetings; and,

WHEREAS, the implementing regulations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), explicitly state that "an SEA or public agency has the option to require, prohibit, limit, or otherwise regulate the use of recording devices at IEP meetings." (APPENDIX A TO PART 300NOTICE OF INTERPRETATION, Question 21); and,

WHEREAS, many school boards have now implemented policies which prohibit tape recordings of IEP meetings; and

WHEREAS, these policies are not consistently applied; and

WHEREAS, these policies limit the ability of both the parent and the student to have a full and verbatim record of IEP team discussion; and

WHEREAS, these policies are limiting the full participation of both students and parents of children with disabilities; and

WHEREAS, these policies have increased animosity and distrust between students/parents and school personnel; and

WHEREAS, the application of these policies serves to reduce the educational opportunities for students with disabilities.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the signers of this petition call upon the Commission on Excellence in Special Education to recommend, and upon Congress to pass, legislation which clearly gives students and parents of children with disabilities, upon reasonable notice to their school district, the unrestricted ability to use a recording device at an IEP meeting with school personnel.

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Latest Signatures

  • 17 February 20161000. Gwyn Ki
    Absolutely necessary! Our school districts lie, even on tape! State (ex., Missouri) Kansas
  • 12 February 2016999. Barbara Jt
    As a special education advocate in private practice, I feel this legislation is imperative to ensure full participation on the part of parents of children with Special Education needs. Many parents of children needing Special Education have learning impai
  • 10 February 2016998. Diane B
    If this was common practice, it would take the hostility away from the parents and thus be considered commonplace. State (ex., Missouri) Nevada
  • 08 February 2016997. Leah M
    I support this petition
  • 04 February 2016996. John S
    Parents should be able to tape meetings so school officials cannot back track on their words State (ex., Missouri) MA
  • 04 February 2016995. Marie As
    I support this petition
  • 31 January 2016994. Kelly F
    taping of IEP protects the child, very necessary State (ex., Missouri) MO
  • 31 January 2016993. Andrea D
    This would be the most accurate and impartial record of what transpired at the meeting. It protects everyone involved. State (ex., Missouri) New Jersey
  • 29 January 2016992. Melinda F
    I feel, we as parents should have a right to record IEP and other educational meetings w/school personnel so we may ensure exactly what is said, and what was agreed upon in order to persue our children's right to a FAPE. By allowing this, it ensures that
  • 29 January 2016991. Denise W
    I support this petition
  • 27 January 2016990. Connie Mm
    Parents need backup! State (ex., Missouri) Mississippi
  • 25 January 2016989. Kristi W
    I support this petition
  • 22 January 2016988. Catherine As
    I support this petition
  • 10 January 2016987. Holly S
    I support this petition
  • 10 January 2016986. Gayle J
    I support this petition
  • 04 January 2016985. Kathleen D
    I support this petition
  • 01 January 2016984. Lisa W
    I support this petition
  • 27 December 2015983. Paulette Bb
    I support this petition
  • 21 December 2015982. Susan M
    I support this petition
  • 18 December 2015981. Kristi B
    It would be rediculous not to let parents record meetings! There is simply too much information to remember. State (ex., Missouri) Kansas
  • 10 December 2015980. Dr Williamlb
    I support this petition
  • 03 December 2015979. Nancy A
    I support this petition
  • 29 November 2015978. Darlene D
    I support this petition
  • 24 November 2015977. Roberta L
    I support this petition
  • 22 November 2015976. Donna K
    IEP'S ARE FULL OF MISTRUST. THE COMPLETE TRUTH IS NEVER TOLD. THE SCHOOL WILL LEAD YOU TO BELIEVE THEY ARE DOING THE RIGHT THING WHEN IN FACT THEY DO THE CHEAPIST THING State (ex., Missouri) CALIFORNIA
  • 20 November 2015975. Deborah G
    I agree State (ex., Missouri) NY
  • 18 November 2015974. Charles Kc
    I support this petition

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