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Resolving Differences

Parents and school staff usually agree about issues regarding evaluation, eligibility, services, and placement of students with disabilities. However, there are times when disagreement occurs. It is helpful to address concerns with school personnel as soon as they arise so steps can be taken to resolve the concern and support the working relationship among parents, staff, and students.

Conflict resolution options include:

  • Meeting with the student's classroom teacher or special education case manager/teacher.
  • Meeting with the special education administrator.
  • Meeting with the building principal.
  • Requesting a meeting of the IEP team.
  • Meeting with the Plainfield Director of Special Education.
  • Meeting with the Assistant Superintendent for Instruction.
  • Requesting mediation from ISBE.

Requesting due process from ISBE.