Local Operating Guidelines

Transition ARD from Elementary to Middle School

or from Middle School to High School


  • When an ARD is being held to consider the move of a student from an elementary school to a middle school or from a middle school to a high school, the ARD meeting will be held in the school that is anticipated to be the future school of the student (receiving school), unless the principals of both the sending (current school) and receiving school agree to do hold the ARD in a different location.
  • Unless the principals of the sending and receiving schools agree to do otherwise, the needed IEPs will be the responsibility of the receiving school with input from and collaboration with personnel from the sending school. The input and collaboration may be in the form of the following:
    • current IEPs from the sending schools,
    • present "competencies and needs" information sheets from the current teachers,
    • telephone conversations between current and future teachers,
    • face to face conferences between instructional personnel from the sending and receiving schools,
    • etc.

Parent participation in the construction of the draft IEP can also prove to be very beneficial in the formation of the draft IEP and in facilitating parent input to the ARD meeting.