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2024 LEA Representative Training Program

Tue, Sep 24, 2024  9:00am - 3:00pm

Tue, Oct 22, 2024  9:00am - 3:00pm

Tue, Dec 3, 2024  9:00am - 3:00pm

2024 LEA Training

Are you a Professional Responsible for Leading Special Education Meetings?

This Professional Learning Series is Intended for You!


The responsibility of the LEA (Local Education Agency) Representative is multi-faceted and complex. No other aspect of your school is as regulated, litigated, and requires nuanced leadership to balance the needs of students with disabilities and the overall demands of public education today. Research supports that an administrator's leadership makes a difference in the outcomes of students with disabilities. Many administrators, Case Managers and Related Service Providers are given LEA representative responsibilities for this important process without a comprehensive understanding of the roles and regulations that exist. This professional learning offering is designed for new administrators/LEA's and a refresher for those with experience. 


  • Participants will understand the role of an LEA as well as strategies to navigate the challenges the role presents. 
  • Participants will understand the laws and rules governing the special education process as it relates to being LEA.
  • Participants will have an overview of procedural safeguards and understand the importance of parent engagement.
  • Participants will be familiarized with key paperwork/documentation required in the special education process.
  • Participants will review key meeting purposes and essential questions to be considered.
  • Participants will understand the criteria for identification and what specially designed instruction means.
  • Participants will develop a network of peers to problem solve with and learn about how a variety of districts approach different situations.
  • Participants will develop necessary skills and strategies to address conflict, effective communication and developing trust among all stakeholders involved in the IEP process.



  • Definition of the LEA
  • Understanding IDEA and the case law that supports it
  • IEP Teams- roles  and responsibilities
  • Managing Team Meetings
  • Procedural Safeguards
  • Understanding Informed Consent
  • Understanding WPN and other meeting documents
  • Key meetings: Paperwork, agendas and essential questions
  • Discipline requirements as it relates to students with IEP’s.



Session Dates and Times:

Tues, Sept 24, 2024, 9:00am-3:00pm - In Person, Concord, NH

Tues, Oct. 22, 2024, 9:00am-3:00pm - In Person, Concord, NH

Tues, Dec. 03, 2024, 9:00am-3:00pm - In Person, Concord, NH



Professional Development Certificates will be given for attendance and pariticpation. NHASEA reserves the right to make any and all changes to the events materials, and meeting dates. Attendees will be notified immediately of these changes. Cancellations within 10 business day of the event and no shows will not receive a refund.

Attendee: $750