What are Procedural Safeguards?

 

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires schools to provide the parents/guardians of a student who is eligible for or referred for special education with a notice containing a full explanation of the rights available to them.

School districts must provide parents a copy of the Procedural Safeguards:

    • At least once every school year.
    • In the parents native language.
    • When you or others, including the district, request that your student be evaluated to determine eligibility for special education services. This process is called a referral.
    • The first time you file a citizen complaint in a school year.
    • The first time you request a due process hearing in a school year.
    • When a decision is made to remove a student for more than ten school days in a year as part of a disciplinary action, and that removal constitutes a change of placement.
    • Upon request.

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