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How long should the district take to hold an IEP meeting?

How long should the district take to hold an IEP meeting?

Published: Mar. 14, 2022Updated: Nov. 22, 2022

  • Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), federal law does not specify a timeframe within which a school district must respond to a parent’s request for an IEP meeting.
  • In California, once the school receives your meeting request, the meeting must be held within 30 calendar days (not including days between the school’s regular sessions, terms, or vacation in excess of five school days).
  • If a district doesn’t hold the IEP meeting within 30 days of the written parental request, the parent can file a state compliance complaint.

    For more, see our article How to Request an IEP Meeting.

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