What steps should the school district take if a home schooled child with a disability returns to public school?
In most, if not all cases, the district should schedule an IEP meeting as soon as possible (e.g. immediately or within ten days of returning to school), to review the current IEP and revise it as appropriate, or to develop an IEP for the student. The IEP team will need to get current information from the parent about the child’s performance, and may need to arrange for additional testing to determine present levels of performance and current educational needs of the child. The IEP should no longer state that the student is home schooled, and the team will need to address participation in regular education and any necessary modifications and accommodations or supports for school personnel, etc.