First, parents or guardians should talk to their child’s teacher about any questions or concerns that they might have concerning their child and their education. The teacher shall respond by meeting with the parent and discussing any concerns and decide if an IEP team meeting is necessary. If the issue continues to be a concern, then the parent or guardian should contact the principal at their child’s school. The principal shall address the concern and decide if an IEP team meeting is necessary.
If the issue is unable to be resolved at the school level, then the parent/guardian or the school should contact Kimberly Gibbs, Exceptional Children’s Director for Beaufort County Schools. The EC Director will respond to the parent/guardian or the school to discuss the concerns and decide if an IEP meeting is necessary.
If a dispute is unable to be resolved at the county level, then the parent/guardian or the Exceptional Children Director may consider dispute resolution options through the Exceptional Children Division of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
For additional information concerning Dispute Resolution, contact a Dispute Resolution Consultant with the Exceptional Children Division of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.