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 Notice of Special Education Procedural Safeguards:
- At least once every school year.
- 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.