Yes, the IEP Meeting MUST be held at a time convenient for parents

Parent Participation in IDEA

Parent participation in IEP meetings is clearly defined in IDEA section 300.322. The snippet below is from the 300 page discussion companion of IDEA. (read that link for all details) 

Mutually Agreed on IEP Meeting.

Everyone has to be reasonable when it comes to scheduling meetings, as parents are the only people at the table not being paid to be there. Focus on what you can control and predict ahead. 

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