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Old 05-22-2017, 02:10 PM
 
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I am hoping you guys can help me out by telling me how this works at your school. Teachers at my school are pulled out of class for child study, IEP and eligibility meetings (all of which they are required by law to attend). Right now, a teacher assistant covers the class for the time they are gone. However, our school is significantly cutting teaching assistants for next year, so we are at a loss as to how to get teachers at required meetings. I am sure there are some other great ideas out there; I have just never seen it done any other way. TIA


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Most of our meetings are either right before school or right after school so teachers do not miss teaching time.
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Ours are either before or after school, also.
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Ours are also before or after school. I've never heard of being pulled out of class times for meetings unless it's for some rare circumstance where the parents can't/ refuse to meet before or after.
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Old 05-22-2017, 03:17 PM
 
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Child study meetings are before or after school. The team votes at the start of the year.

This year, ours started before contract hours, but we were told we would not get in trouble for missing the non-contract part. I am not tenured so I did not push that issue.

IEP and eligibility meetings are during the school day, but we have "floater" subs who cover the regular ed and special ed teacher.

A lot of our subs are retired teachers. In my state retired teachers can only sub X days. We burn through a lot of retired subs just on IEP days.

I also do not care for starting the day with my students, leaving and coming back. Some of out meetings can run really long too.


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Old 05-22-2017, 03:21 PM
 
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My district has scheduled days for annual iep meetings. A sub is sent to each building on that day. If it's for one meeting, the P gets someone to cover for the teacher: title one teacher or inclusion teacher. I have had iep meetings during my prep time so no sub is needed. I once had a P cover my class for a meeting. It's all hands in deck.
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We have 2 substitutes who work 1 day a week as floating subs. All meetings are scheduled on that day, so the general ed and special ed teacher can be covered by each one of the subs. During annual CSE meetings, additional subs are hired as needed to cover meetings.
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Old 05-22-2017, 04:52 PM
 
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My district hires a sub one day a week. All IEP meetings are held on that day. Sub comes to the room so we can attend meeting.
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Old 05-22-2017, 05:21 PM
 
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Ours are scheduled during conference/planning periods throughout the year.
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We have all of our IEP meetings on Mondays. We have a regular sub that comes in and covers for whichever gen ed teacher we need. As the SPED teacher, I don't see regular groups on Mondays. In between meetings I do formal testing for evaluations and progress monitoring. My very neediest students get a group with my para on Mondays (planned by me). If the sub has breaks in her day due to the way the schedule works out, she helps us by making reminder phone calls to parents and putting notes teacher's boxes to remind them of upcoming meetings. I can't imagine having to do the meetings before/after school. That would be very unfair to me becuase I'd be meeting almost every day outside of my contract time!

I'm assuming child study team is some kind of RtI/MTSS team? We have MTSS meetings once per month during the school day (we meet all day long). I and the two classroom teachers who are on the team get a sub for that day, and we have an additional floating sub who covers the classroom teacher that we are meeting with.


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Old 05-22-2017, 05:57 PM
 
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Ours are done at our planning time.
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Old 05-22-2017, 06:08 PM
 
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Our meetings are either during our plan time or right after school so no one needs to cover our classes.
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Old 05-22-2017, 06:29 PM
 
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Ours are held at 8:00 am or 2:45 or 3:00 pm.
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Usually a floating sub
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Old 05-22-2017, 06:57 PM
 
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schedule for before or after school or during the Gen Ed teachers conference period. I have a para but I need her to cover the kids at that time.
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Old 05-23-2017, 04:22 AM
 
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IEP meetings are usually scheduled right after dismissal, but if they have to be held during the day, a para or the media specialist provide coverage. All of our School Based Team meetings are held on the same day each week. We try to pull teachers during their planning time, but also have set up our schedule so that fine arts teachers are available during that time and they provide coverage. This works very well for us and is part of our master schedule. We have made it a priority to have teachers at these meetings.
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Old 05-23-2017, 07:07 AM
 
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every 9 wks. Sometimes though, we have IEP meetings after school.
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Old 05-23-2017, 08:31 AM
 
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1. Our's is done during the teachers's planning time . But we also....
2. We divide our class among our grade level team

I prefer this bc it is during school hours.

I am an early bird but I like my mornings to myself.
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Old 05-23-2017, 08:50 AM
 
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Our meetings are always on Fridays. They get a roaming sub for the day who goes from class to class, covering.
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Old 05-23-2017, 08:56 AM
 
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Our meetings are always held during our planning time so no need for a sub.
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Old 05-23-2017, 02:18 PM
 
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All of those meetings are held during planning time.
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Old 05-28-2017, 11:01 PM
 
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I am case manager for 24 students at this point. I get 2 preps per day, one of them is a PLC. We try to schedule the IEP's during my PLC/Plan however it depends on what grade level it is at. Because I teach multiple grade levels we just work it out the best we can.. I sometimes have to run out for a period while teaching block reading/writing (2 periods) because I have a meeting.

When that happens:

- my para will run the class.
- One of the admin will come in and lead (VP, or maybe even our team leaders in an absolute emergency). One time one of my students passed out and I was supposed to do internal subbing well because I was dealing with the sick student one of the team leaders stepped into help.
- internal subbing

I usually make it super easy for whoever is going to be subbing. I write everything on the board or put it online for the students to do. I do something simple like .. a journal entry, silent reading, read theory or news ELA.
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