Parent's Rights
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Several times throughout the special education process, parents receive their rights in a procedural safeguard notice form. The rights are intended to help parents be fully informed before making decisions. A condensed version is given here:

Procedural Safeguards Notice:
  • Right to informed consent on evaluations and placement.
  • Right to be involved in meetings and decision making.
  • Right to examine school records.
  • Right to obtain an independent evaluation at no expense, if parent disagrees with the district evaluation
  • Right to Prior Written Notice.
  • Right to a due process hearing and appeal procedures.
  • Right, in certain cases, to attorneys’ fees.
  • Right to “stay put” in child’s current placement during hearing.
  • Right to information on discipline procedures.
  • Right to voluntary mediation.
  • Right to notification of assigned surrogate parent.
  • Right to information on transfer of rights at age 18.
  • Responsibility to notify school of private placement or a request for a due process hearing.
  • Right to withdraw consent for placement in Special Education

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