Update On Delaware IEP Task Force, SCR 63

I spoke with both Legislative Hall and Lieutenant Governor Matt Denn’s office this morning, and received some updates on Senate Concurring Resolution 63, the creation of an IEP task force.  The bill passed both the House of Representatives and the state Senate at the end of the 147th General Assembly legislative session.  Legislators are in recess until January, 2015, but there will still be meetings.  The IEP Task Force report is due in January 2015, so they will have to convene for meetings well before then.  This means that reelections will not affect these meetings.  Even if an incumbent loses their seat, they would still be on this task force.

Lt. Gov. Matt Denn is the temporary chair of the committee until one is appointed.  The seats on the task force are in the process of being filled, and the House and Senate reps will determine who the outside parent reps will be.  This was the amendment I pushed for back on June 25th and 26th which was added to the bill on June 26th.  Once the task force has been formed, a public notice will go out about when and where the meetings will be.

This is desperately needed in our state, and I think it could be a very productive thing as long as the DOE doesn’t have full control of the meetings.  The OSEP report against Delaware special education was directed at the DOE so I think they need to take a bit of a step back and let other entities and individuals have their say about what’s wrong with the system.

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Kevin Ohlandt

I am a proud parent of a son with Tourette's Syndrome and several other co-morbidities. I write on this blog to educate other parents so they know a bit more about not only special education, but all the really bad things that are happening with public schools in Delaware and the USA. We are all in this together, and if our children aren't able to advocate for themselves it's up to us parents! We need to stop letting companies run our schools, and demand our children get a proper education. Our Departments of Education in our states have become weak with fear from the bullying US DOE, and we need to take back our schools!

One thought on “Update On Delaware IEP Task Force, SCR 63”

  1. DOE will only control the meetings if we as members of the legislative task force allow them to, by not speaking up for our children.

    Bookworm

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