Initial Individual Education Plan

Once a student is determined eligible and classified "eligible for special education and related services" the team will develop an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for that student.

N.J.A.C. 6A: 14-3.7


A meeting to develop the initial IEP shall be held within 30 calendar days of a determination of eligibility.

Meeting Participants

Parent/Student (when appropriate)

General Education/Special Education Teacher(s)

At least 1 CST member who can interpret evaluations

Case Manager

At the discretion of the parent or school district, other individuals who have knowledge or special expertise regarding the student, including related services personnel as appropriate.

Written Notes/Copy of the IEP

Either a copy of the IEP or written notes setting forth agreements with respect to the IEP as determined by the IEP team shall be provided to the parents at the conclusion of the meeting. N.J.A.C. 6A: 14-3.7(l)

Written Notice

Written notice and proposed actions shall include:

  • Proposed IEP
  • Proposed educational placement
  • A request for written consent
  • A copy of the short procedural safeguards statement


The parent may agree to the IEP during the meeting or has the right to consider the proposed program for up to 15 calendar days.

Initial IEP Implementation

When the team and parent have reached signed agreement, the proposed IEP will be implemented within 15 calendar days.

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