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§ 300.324 of the Federal Regulations pertaining to IDEA provide:
Development, review, and revision of IEP.
(i) In making changes to a child’s IEP after the annual IEP Team meeting for a school year, the parent of a child with a disability and the public agency may agree not to convene an IEP Team meeting for the purposes of making those changes, and instead may develop a written document to amend or modify the child’s current IEP.
If changes are made to the child’s IEP in accordance with paragraph (a)(4)(i) of this section, the public
agency must ensure that the child’s IEP Team is informed of those changes.
(6) Amendments. Changes to the IEP may be made either by the entire IEP Team at an
IEP Team meeting, or as provided in paragraph (a)(4)of this section, by amending
the IEP rather than by redrafting the entire IEP.
Upon request, a parent must be provided with a revised copy of the IEP with the amendments incorporated.
Accordingly the law allows for an Amendment of the IEP during the school year and without the need for a Team meeting, so long as you and the school agree.
The federal law does not limit the types of changes that may be made to the IEP. It merely requires that the parent and the district agree. So there is no reason why your request can not be granted that the behavior management issue can not be incorporated into the existing IEP.
Having said that, there is no regulation that would require the District to address the issue through an Amended IEP. Since, you must also agree to the process perhaps a full meeting f the team would be appropriate.
In order to obtain negotiating leverage over the Superintendent, You might consider a letter to the superintendent agreeing to amend the IEP without a meeting, but that if he insists on a new service plan that you want a full IEP TEAM meeting to address your concerns.
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