In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, school districts are turning to alternative means to conduct required ARD meetings, including through videoconferencing or teleconferencing. Conducting ARD meetings through virtual platforms presents new and unique challenges for districts that strive to maintain compliance with requirements of the IDEA and state law.
To address these challenges, we have developed
Virtual ARD Procedures
for use by special education personnel. These procedures provide a guide for steps and considerations in conducting ARD meetings in a virtual environment. While the procedures are generally applicable to all virtual ARD meetings, if you have specific questions or concerns regarding the method utilized by your district in conducting ARD meetings, please do not hesitate to contact us.