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Addendum To SELPA Notice Of IEP Meeting

Individuals with Exceptional Needs/Expulsion Recommended

You are hereby notified that your son/daughter, ___________, has been recommended for expulsion. _____________ has previously been identified as a student with exceptional needs.

________________ was suspended by the principal for ______ days, until ___________.

The reasons for the proposed expulsion are ____________________

______________________________________________________

(Use attachments if needed.)

The principal considered other options as described below but h as rejected those options. (Description of other options considered, if any, and reasons why they were rejected.)

The principal used the following evaluations, assessments, tests and/or records in reaching his/her decision to propose expulsion:

1. ___________________________

2. ___________________________

3. ___________________________

4. ___________________________

5. ___________________________

Other factors relevant to the principal's recommendation are:

Please be aware that:

1. A pre-expulsion assessment of _________________ will be conducted. _____________ should report to _________ at (time) for this assessment. You are required by law to make ______________ available for this assessment. You may obtain an independent pre-expulsion assessment if you disagree with the district's pre-expulsion assessment.

2. An IEP meeting will be held on ________, at ___________. If the time and place of the IEP meeting are not convenient, please advise immediately by calling the undersigned at (phone number) within 24 hours of receiving this letter.

3. You may request that the meeting be postponed for up to three additional school days. If you make such a request, your child's suspension will be continued during the three-day postponement.

4. You may ask a representative to appear at the hearing on your behalf.

5. If you do not request a continuance immediately or appear at the IEP meeting in person or through a representative, the meeting will be held without you.

6. You have the right to participate in the IEP team meeting concerning this proposal and to appeal any IEP team decisions or recommendations with which you disagree to the California Department of Education, which will schedule a due process hearing to resolve the issues.

Such an appeal must be made in writing addressed to:

Superintendent of Public Instruction

California Department of Education

721 Capitol Mall

P.O. Box 944272

Sacramento, California 94244-2720

with a copy to the local school district Superintendent and the SELPA Director of _______________________ County.

THE WRITTEN APPEAL MUST BE DELIVERED OR POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN 15 DAYS FOLLOWING THE DATE OF THE IEP MEETING.

7. You also have the right to appeal any decision from the California Department of Education resulting from a fair hearing on the issues with which you disagree to state or federal court. If you are represented by counsel in these proceedings and prevail, you are entitled to be reimbursed for attorney's fees.

___________________________________

District Administrator in Charge

of Special Education or Principal

LA CANADA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

La Canada Flintridge, California