The department of labor just recommended employers allow parents time off to attend IEP meetings. They stated IEP meetings qualify parents for time off under the Family Medical Leave Act. Many children with special medical or dietary needs have Individual education plans. It is important for parents to attend the IEP meeting to be an active part of the overall educational plan. Up to now, many employers would not allow parents to have time off to attend the meetings.
504 plans were not included in this new recommendation. Given the crossover between the IEP’s and 504’s , the hope is that 504 plans will also soon qualify parents to take time off to attend the meetings Read the short article for more details. ... See MoreSee Less
This is great. My daughter throughout elementary school saved a classmate many times being accidentally glutened by ignorance on the para educator’s part because she was familiar with having a gf household due my celiac/lactose/fructose.
Yay! Finally being taken as seriously as it should be!