The PPT team must review the child’s IEP at least once a year. One purpose of this review is to see whether or not the child is achieving his or her annual goals. The PPT team must revise the child’s IEP, if necessary, to address:
The IEP may be revised without convening a PPT meeting, if the parent and school agree in writing. The PPT team must write a document describing any changes or modifications to the IEP and note that, by agreement of the parties, a PPT meeting was not held. If changes are made to the IEP without a PPT meeting, the child’s complete PPT team must be informed of the changes.
Agreement to Change an Individualized Education Program Without Convening a Planning and Placement Team Meeting.
IDEA indicates that school meetings do not have to be face-to-face. PPT and placement meetings, mediation meetings and due process resolution sessions may be convened by conference calls or video-conferences.
The student must be reevaluated at least once every three years. This evaluation is often called a “triennial.” Its purpose is to find out if the student continues to be a “child with a disability,” as defined by IDEA, and what the student’s educational needs are. However, the student must be reevaluated more often if conditions warrant or if the student’s parents or teachers request a reevaluation.