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INFORMATIONAL LETTER: 92
POLICY CODE: IHBA/CH

 

TO:                 Superintendents, Special Education Directors, CDS Regional Site Directors

FROM:            Susan A. Gendron, Commissioner

DATE:             April 4, 2007

RE:                 Required State Forms For Special Education

The Department has developed the following forms that will be required in all School Administrative Units (SAUs) and Intermediate Educational Units (IEU) [CDS Regional Sites] in the administration of their early intervention and special education programs beginning September 1, 2007:

  • Individualized Education Program (IEP)
  • Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)
  • Written Agreement for IEP Amendments
  • Documentation for Excusal of IEP Team Member Whose Curriculum Area Is Being Discussed
  • Documentation of Agreement for Non-Attendance of IEP Team Member Whose Curriculum Area Is Not Being Discussed
  • Prior Written Notice
  • Summary of Performance

The forms have been developed in keeping with the objective of paperwork reduction and in order to ensure that the State does not exceed the minimum federal requirements. Utilization of State forms will also ensure compliance with the federal regulatory requirements and consistent documentation throughout the State. These are standardized documents and must be used as they are; please do not modify them.

Department staff will be training SAU staff on the utilization of these forms at the regional trainings to be held this spring.

The forms can be accessed electronically at: http://www.maine.gov/education/forms/specservices.htm