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Facilitation of Special Education Team Meetings

Upon request, the Bureau of Special Education (Bureau) may provide, at no cost, an IEP Team meeting Facilitator. Both the District and the parent(s) or guardian(s) must agree to have a Facilitator attend the meeting. Upon receipt of the IEP Team Meeting Facilitator application, a trained Facilitator will be selected by the Bureau to conduct a regular Special Education Team meeting, which has been scheduled and arranged by the District. The Facilitator will attend the meeting in person, and can be made available for out-of-district team meetings, given that the meeting is held within the state.

The Facilitator has no personal interest or bias in the content, or the outcome, of the meeting. The Facilitator will attend solely to conduct the meeting and to assist in keeping the meeting productive and guides the discussions and decision making process. Facilitators are available for any customary topic of a Team meeting, including, but not limited to, disposition of referral, evaluation planning, determination of edibility, and the development or revision of the IEP, including transition planning, ESY services, and selection of placement.

The Facilitation program runs year-round (including summer) and can serve during any function of the Special Education process. The Bureau requires that the request for a Facilitator is submitted at least 10 days prior to the scheduled Team meeting date. The Bureau may require specific information regarding the scheduled meeting including, but not limited to, the parent notice information, date, time, place, topic, and participants.

Request Form:


Janelle Cotnoir
Program Coordinator
(603) 271-3737

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New Hampshire Department of Education
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