All Facilitators are volunteers who receive training through the Office of Special Education.
Facilitation of IEP Meetings is available any time of the year (including summer). The Bureau of Special Projects, Office of Special Education requires that the district or parent request a facilitator at least 10 days before the scheduled date of the IEP meeting to give the office time to locate an available facilitator.
The local Director of Special Education and/or the parent contacts the Bureau of Special Projects, Office of Special Education, at the Mississippi Department of Education to request a facilitator at least 10 days before the scheduled date of the IEP meeting. The Bureau needs specific information about the scheduled meeting including the usual “parent notice information” such as date, time, place, topic, participants, etc., and some additional information.