Denial of FAPE via Nonimplementation

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Take steps this summer to stave off implementation delays come fall
Staff shortages and confusion can prove particularly harmful at the beginning of a new school year. Take steps now to resolve these issues. Neither of them will excuse IEP implementation delays in the eyes of hearing officers and the courts. "Once you hold that annual IEP meeting and agree to services, you need to make sure those services are in place when school starts," says Susan Thomas, director of programs for students with disabilities for Berkeley County (S.C.) School District. The failure to have an IEP in effect at the beginning of the school year can result in a denial of FAPE. Take steps over the summer to stave off implementation delays in the fall.

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