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IDEA Complaint Decision 15-028

On April 16, 2015, the Department of Public Instruction (department) received a complaint under state and federal special education law from XXXXX against the Racine Unified School District. This is the department’s decision regarding that complaint. The issue is whether the district, during the 2014-15 school year, properly implemented the student’s individualized education program (IEP) regarding the provision of an aide.

On March 25, 2015, the IEP team met to develop an IEP that addressed the student’s unique needs and considered all required information based on the student’s needs. The parent and IEP team agreed that the student needed assistance to maintain attention to tasks and focus on academics in the general education academic setting. The IEP team included as a service close adult supervision (CAS) with ratio of no more than 3 students for monitoring and cueing to ensure work completion and on-task behavior for 250 minutes per day. The projected implementation date of the services was to begin on April 13. Documentation provided by the district acknowledges an aide was not provided on April 13. However, an aide was provided beginning on April 14, and is currently in place. While the district did not properly implement the IEP on April 13, an aide was in place beginning on April 14. No corrective action is required.

This concludes our review of this complaint. 

//signed CST 6/15/2015
Carolyn Stanford Taylor
Assistant State Superintendent
Division for Learning Support