the support services staff (such as speech therapist, guidance counselor, psychologist, social worker or nurse). Other individuals who are knowledgeable about the child may also be invited. Parents are equal partners in the PPT decision making process.
Every attempt will be made to schedule the PPT meeting at a convenient time for the parents and school personnel. However, the PPT meeting may take place without the parents attending, as long as the district documents multiple attempts to contact the parents. Documentation of Attempts to Seek Parent/Guardian Participation. A child 16 years of age or older should be included whenever possible or appropriate, especially during transition planning. See Transition Planning section on pages 19-20.
The parents may, at their own expense, bring persons of their choosing to the PPT meeting for additional support, including private specialists, advocates, consultants,