I wanted to thank you for pulling together Erin's IEP.
(Dad to Toes) and I have reviewed the IEP. After extensive discussions between the two of us, we are still not comfortable with the single goal that has been identified. We feel strongly that Erin should have additional goals listed to be used as a means of monitoring her continued progress through the year.
I was under the impression, based on my understanding of the IDEA regulations, that we would be involved in developing Erin's goals. I am not prepared to accept the IEP as written, as we were not afforded the opportunity to develop the goals as equal members of the IEP Team.
I would like to meet again to discuss further, hopefully at a time when you and the rest of the team are not working under schedule restrictions.
We would be available to meet any time after July 4.
I understand that this is mid-summer and you may not be available at that time. If you are unable to meet at that time, (Dad to Toes) and I would be willing to sign the IEP with the draft goal you have suggested, provided the timeframe of the IEP is changed to 08/20/08 - 10/20/08, rather than 08/20/08 - 06/04/09. We could then meet again in the fall to finalize her IEP for the balance of the school year.
I look forward to your response, and I appreciate your understanding on the matter. We value Erin's education and are proud to have her in the xxxxxxx School District. We look forward to developing a positive relationship with everyone involved in her education.
(Mom to Toes)