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Parent and Student Rights (Procedural Safeguards)
October 2013

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.

Procedural Safeguards

Procedural Safeguards (Word, 42 pages) | PDF
Booklet Layout: PUB | PDF

This is a copy of the state's Notice of Special Education Procedural Safeguards. Districts may customize this notice for their use provided content includes all of the procedural safeguards content required unter Part B of the IDEA.

Translated Versions
(Revised October 2013)

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