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Individualized Education Program (IEP)

What is an IEP?

An Individualized Education Program (IEP) describes the educational program that has been designed to meet the student's unique needs. Teachers, parents, school administrators, related services personnel, and students work as a team to design and implement a student's IEP.

What if the student is eligible for Special Education Services?

Once the student is determined to be eligible for special education, part of the process includes the following:

  • Initial Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting
  • Student's Annual Review Meeting
  • Triennial Review Meeting
  • Program Review Meeting(s) as requested by the team

Please see the Referral and Identification Process diagram for reference

For more information about this process access Parent Resources or contact your school administrator.

What is the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Process for Eligible Students in Greenwich Public Schools?

  • Once the student has been identified as eligible for special education, a PPT meeting is held to develop an IEP (this may also be completed at the eligibility meeting).
  • Members of the PPT will develop the components of the IEP with input from the student, the parents, general and special education teachers and related service providers.
  • At least once per year, the PPT evaluates progress and mastery of IEP goals and objectives at a meeting referred to as the “annual review”.
  • The PPT can reconvene at any time throughout the school year to review, and possibly amend, the student's IEP.

See the Parent Resources page for more.

How often is my child's continued eligibility for special education determined and how is this done?

  • The student's continued eligibility for special education must be determined at an IEP Team meeting once every three years.
  • The Triennial Evaluation Report is used in order to determine the student’s continued eligibly for Special Education services.