Written notice of referral shall be sent to the parents no later than five school days after the date of the referral to special education. The individualized education program (IEP) shall be implemented within 45 school days from referral (not including time needed to obtain consent), and the IEP shall be implemented within 60 school days for students in out-of-district placement (not including time needed to obtain consent). Parental consent for evaluation placement or private placement is required within ten school days of the date of the notice or the Placement and Planning Team (PPT) meeting in which the parent participated.
Parents will receive written notice at least five school days prior to a PPT meeting. Parents will also receive a copy of the IEP within five school days of the IEP meeting. The IEP will be implemented five school days after parent receipt of the IEP or as otherwise indicated on the IEP. Reevaluation will occur at least once every three years unless the parent and the district agree a reevaluation is not necessary, at the request of the parent or staff working with child and not more often than once a year unless the parent and district agree.
From the start of the timeline, there will be 45 calendar days after wrap-up of resolution meeting if held, to mailing of the final decision, unless hearing officer grants an extension. From the filing of the complaint, there will be 60 calendar days to the mailing of the decision, unless an extension is granted due to extenuating circumstances. (A Parent’s Guide to Special Education in Connecticut).
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