Facilitated Individualized Education Program (FIEP) Team Meetings
What Is IEP Team Meeting Facilitation?
A facilitated IEP Team meeting is the same as any other IEP Team meeting, except that a facilitator joins the meeting. It is an optional process, not required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), that state educational agencies (SEA) or school districts may provide to parents and schools.
The facilitator helps with communication among team members, and does not make decisions about the student’s IEP. The goal of a facilitated IEP Team meeting is to develop an IEP that is supported by team members and benefits the student.
In a facilitated IEP Team meeting:
- Families and schools agree to have a facilitator join an IEP Team meeting.
- Facilitators maintain open communication and ensure that everyone at the IEP Team meeting can participate fully.
- If disagreements arise during the meeting, a facilitator can help the Team clarify and resolve them.
- The facilitator typically does not address issues that are not related to the student’s IEP.
What are some benefits of using IEP Facilitation?
What is the role of the facilitator?
Overview of Procedures
Ways You Might Prepare For an IEP Team Meeting
Mrs. Kelly Rogers
Interim Director of Special Education and Student Support Services
101 E. Third Street, Greensboro, GA 30642
Office: (706) 453-7688) | Fax: (706) 453-4933
*For the 2015‐2016 and 2016‐2017 school years, the GaDOE Facilitated IEP Team meeting process will only be available in Bartow, Fulton, Greene, and Union County School Districts.