Report out of compliance?

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  1. resourcestress

    resourcestress Rookie

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    The high school I have taught at for 10 years is out of compliance with not providing needed materials for a student and has made false statements about IEP mtgs to staff. I want to report them to the state education department but after researching I found I have to use my name, student's name and sign it. I don't want to include that information. What to do?
     
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    Send an anonymous email or letter...see if that would work. Mention in the email or letter that you do not want to put your name on it because you don't want to lose your job. And put the student's initials, school, classroom, age, etc...not his full name.
    If not, there really isn't anything you can do w/o putting your info. Are there other offices in your county or state that deal with Special Ed. only? Like a IEP compliance department or even a due process office?
     
  4. bros

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    Try an anonymous complaint.

    Though from googling, it seems Texas does not allow anonymous complaints.

    http://tea.texas.gov/index2.aspx?id=5143

    3. Can a complaint be anonymous?
    TEA does not accept anonymous complaints. However, we do accept anonymous reports of violations involving:

    Administration of tests in the state assessment program
    Information or data fraud for school accountability
    Fraud in state and federal programs and funds

    Complaints must also be filed in writing by mail - no other forms of submission are accepted
     
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    Not reporting

    So I'm screwed, I am not giving names.
     
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    Can you talk to the parent and encourage them to report it?
     
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    Out of compliance

    I thought about going to parent but I'm not familiar with them, only having called them twice so I don't want to approach them, fear my name would come up. Sad part is staff is aware of problems but don't want to ruffle feathers.
     
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    Any chance that when the student or parent picks up records upon graduation, they will see that the district was out of compliance?
     
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    Since you don't feel comfortable reporting it, what can you do to scrounge up materials for the student and make sure you are addressing the IEP goals? I speak from experience with this sort of dilemma!
     
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    Thanks for all the thoughts, I have been able to get, scrounge up, some aids, that are fairly well. The student is being successful and I am happy about that, just wish I could correct some wrongs. Oh well.
     

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