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Development, review, and revision of IEP.

(1) In developing each student's IEP, the IEP team must consider:
(a) The strengths of the student;
(b) The concerns of the parents for enhancing the education of their student;
(c) The results of the initial or most recent evaluation of the student; and
(d) The academic, developmental, and functional needs of the student.
(2)(a) When considering special factors unique to a student, the IEP team must:
(i) Consider the use of positive behavioral interventions and supports, to address behavior, in the case of a student whose behavior impedes the student's learning or that of others; and
(ii) Consider the language needs of the student as those needs relate to the student's IEP, for a student with limited English proficiency;
(iii) In the case of a student who is blind or visually impaired, provide for instruction in Braille and the use of Braille unless the IEP team determines, after an evaluation of the student's reading and writing skills, needs, and appropriate reading and writing media (including an evaluation of the student's future needs for instruction in Braille or the use of Braille), that instruction in Braille or the use of Braille is not appropriate for the student;
(iv) Consider the communication needs of the student, and in the case of a student who is deaf or hard of hearing, consider the student's language and communication needs, opportunities for direct communications with peers and professional personnel in the student's language and communication mode, academic level, and full range of needs, including opportunities for direct instruction in the student's language and communication mode; and
(v) Consider whether the student needs assistive technology devices and services.
(b) A general education teacher of a student eligible for special education, as a member of the IEP team, must, to the extent appropriate, participate in the development of the student's IEP, including the determination of:
(i) Appropriate positive behavioral interventions and supports for the student; and
(ii) Supplementary aids and services, program modifications, and support for school personnel consistent with WAC 392-172A-01185.
(c) After the annual IEP team meeting for a school year, the parent of a student eligible for special education and the school district may agree not to convene an IEP team meeting for the purposes of making changes to the IEP, and instead may develop a written document to amend or modify the student's current IEP. If changes are made to the student's IEP the school district must ensure that the student's IEP team is informed of those changes and that other providers responsible for implementing the IEP are informed of any changes that affect their responsibility to the student, consistent with WAC 392-172A-03105(3).
(d) Changes to the IEP may be made either by the entire IEP team at an IEP team meeting, or as provided in (c) of this subsection, by amending the IEP rather than by redrafting the entire IEP. Upon request, a parent must be provided with a revised copy of the IEP with the amendments incorporated.
(e) To the extent possible, the school districts must encourage the consolidation of reevaluation meetings and other IEP team meetings for the student.
(3) Each public agency must ensure that, subject to subsections (4) and (5) of this section the IEP team:
(a) Reviews the student's IEP periodically, but not less than annually, to determine whether the annual goals for the student are being achieved; and
(b) Revises the IEP, as appropriate, to address:
(i) Any lack of expected progress toward the annual goals described in WAC 392-172A-03090 (1)(b) and in the general education curriculum, if appropriate;
(ii) The results of any reevaluations;
(iii) Information about the student provided to, or by, the parents, as described under WAC 392-172A-03025;
(iv) The student's anticipated needs; or
(v) Other matters.
(4) In conducting a review of the student's IEP, the IEP team must consider the special factors described in subsection (2)(a) of this section.
(5) A general education teacher of the student, as a member of the IEP team, must, consistent with subsection (2)(b) of this section, participate in the review and revision of the IEP of the student.
(6)(a) If a participating agency, other than the school district, fails to provide the transition services described in the IEP in accordance with WAC 392-172A-03090 (1)(j), the school district must reconvene the IEP team to identify alternative strategies to meet the transition objectives for the student set out in the IEP.
(b) Nothing in this chapter relieves any participating agency, including a state vocational rehabilitation agency, of the responsibility to provide or pay for any transition service that the agency would otherwise provide to students eligible for special education services who meet the eligibility criteria of that agency.
(7)(a) The following requirements do not apply to students eligible for special education who are convicted as adults under state law and incarcerated in adult prisons:
(i) The requirement that students eligible for special education participate in district or statewide assessments.
(ii) The requirements related to transition planning and transition services, if the student's eligibility for special education services will end because of their age, before they will be eligible to be released from prison based on consideration of their sentence and eligibility for early release.
(b)(i) Subject to (b)(ii) of this subsection, the IEP team of a student with a disability who is convicted as an adult under state law and incarcerated in an adult prison may modify the student's IEP or placement if the state has demonstrated a bona fide security or compelling penological interest that cannot otherwise be accommodated.
(ii) Contents of the IEP and LRE (least restrictive environment) requirements do not apply with respect to the modifications described in (b)(i) of this subsection.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.155.090, 42 U.S.C. 1400 et seq. and 34 C.F.R. Part 300. WSR 16-02-034, § 392-172A-03110, filed 12/29/15, effective 1/29/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.155.090(7) and 42 U.S.C. 1400 et. seq. WSR 07-14-078, § 392-172A-03110, filed 6/29/07, effective 7/30/07.]
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