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IDEA Complaint Decision 15-030

On April 23, 2015, the Department of Public Instruction (department) received a complaint under state and federal special education law from XXXXX against the XXXXX 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 supplemental aids and services.

The student’s IEP, developed on February 3, 2015, specified three supplemental aids and services: tests and quizzes read aloud, modified written assignments, and use of notes on tests and quizzes. In April 2015, the IEP team met in response to concerns over the student’s poor grades during the third quarter, particularly in a math class and a computer class. The student’s poor grades had put the student at risk for not meeting graduation requirements (credits and grade point average). After considering the student’s disability-related needs and past classroom performance, the IEP team added three additional supplemental aids and services to address the student’s needs: extended time for assignments, extended time for tests and quizzes, and written examples for math tests and quizzes. The team also modified the math class to pass/fail grading, and the student elected to drop the computer class.

The department interviewed district staff responsible for implementing the student’s IEP. District staff correctly identified the supplemental aids and services to be provided for the student, and explained in detail how the aids and services had been provided for the student consistent with the IEP. The district properly implemented the student’s IEP regarding the provision of supplemental aids and services.

This concludes our review of this complaint which we are closing. 

//signed CST 6/9/2015
Carolyn Stanford Taylor
Assistant State Superintendent
Division for Learning Support