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IEP Questions & Concerns

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Individual Education Program (IEP) Concerns

When a parent/guardian of a child with special needs has a question or a concern regarding their child’s IEP, it is important to contact the appropriate staff member(s) at your school site.

 

Step 1:

Contact your child’s school and make an appointment to meet/speak with the general education or special education teacher (this may be accomplished by telephone or email). Depending on the nature of the concern, either the general education teacher or special education teacher will respond with the most appropriate next steps.

If your question/concern involves a Related Service (e.g., Speech or Language Therapy or Occupational Therapy) that is provided per your child’s IEP, contact the provider directly and cc the special education teacher.

If your question/concern involves a current special education assessment, contact the special education staff member completing the assessment.  

 

If the concern remains unsolved or unanswered, 

 

Step 2:

Contact your child’s school and make an appointment to meet/speak with the Principal.

 

If the concern remains unsolved or unanswered, 

 

Step 3:

Schedule an appointment to meet/speak with the appropriate Program Specialist (or Children's Services Director):

Site

Director/Program Specialist

Email

Manhattan Beach Preschool 

Kim Johnson

(Director of Children's Services)

kjohnson@mbusd.org

Grandview Elementary

Meadows Elementary

Pennekamp Elementary

Adair Teller

(Program Specialist)

ateller@mbusd.org

Pacific Elementary

Robinson Elementary

Andrew Kilpatrick

(Program Specialist)

akilpatrick@mbusd.org

Manhattan Beach Middle School

Maria Waul

(Program Specialist)

mwaul@mbusd.org

Mira Costa High School

(including MWELL)

Andrew Kilpatrick

(Program Specialist)

akilpatrick@mbusd.org

If the concern remains unsolved or unanswered,


Step 4:

Call the MBUSD District office (310-318-7345; ext. 5919) and schedule an appointment to meet/speak with Dr. Kris Vegas, Director of Special Education.


If the concern remains unsolved or unanswered,


Step 5:

Call the MBUSD District office (310-318-7345; ext. 5912) and schedule an appointment to meet/speak with Dr. Irene Gonzalez-Castillo, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services.