SPRINGFIELD – An effort to cut back on red tape for students on Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) was signed into law today. Thanks to State Senator Bill Cunningham (D-Chicago), who sponsored the legislation, Illinois administrative code is now in line with federal law.
Until now, Illinois administrative code and federal law were contradictory about the guidelines for how long school districts have to set and implement a student IEP.  House Bill 1446 changes Illinois law and states implementation of an IEP shall occur no later than 10 school attendance days after a parent receives notice of his or her child's new educational placement.
"There is too much confusion for school districts and parents regarding IEPs,” Cunningham said. "Finally, we are able to cut back the red tape and do what is best for these students.”
IEPs are developed for students with disabilities and are required by state law to be reviewed and revised periodically.  IEPs include items such as the child’s present levels of educational and functional performance and annual academic and functional goals.

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