I'm a first year regular ed teacher, and I've been asked to attend an IEP meeting on one of my students. I've never done one before and several of my co-workers have told me that our SPED dept likes to 'run over the rest of the teachers'... whatever that means. The really interesting thing is that this kid's parents won't show. They've made appt after appt to come for the IEP meeting but never show up, so I was told today that WE (teachers, counselor, and a VP) are going to decide everything for this child. Can we do that? I'm curious about what to expect during this meeting? Any advice?