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(4.28) If a majority of IEP team members, with the exception of the official representing the school district, agree on IEP services, should those services be written into the IEP?

(4.28) If a majority of IEP team members, with the exception of the official representing the school district, agree on IEP services, should those services be written into the IEP?

Regardless of the number of team members in agreement with the proposed services, the district has the ultimate responsibility to ensure the IEP includes the services the student needs in order to receive an appropriate education. It is not appropriate to make IEP decisions based on a majority vote. The team should strive to reach its decisions by consensus. If there is no consensus, the school district must provide the parents with “prior written notice” of its proposals or refusals regarding the student’s educational program. Parents have the right to resolve any disagreements through due process procedures.