SpedEx— Massachusetts’ new and innovative dispute resolution model is up and running! Congratulations to all who worked tirelessly to reach this day.
SpedEx is designed to resolve disputes between schools and parents after an IEP (Individualized Education Program) has been rejected or a hearing has been requested. It is a voluntary program, whereby the child will be assured a free appropriate public education (FAPE) in the Least restrictive environment (LRE) in an expeditious and trust building way. The parents and school district jointly select a consultant from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education list to help them determine an appropriate program for the child.
SpedEx is here! How great is that! Let’s hope that parents take advantage of this pilot program and that they rebuild trust and work together for the child’s education.
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