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Procedural Safeguards

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA), the federal law concerning the education of students with disabilities, requires schools to provide you, the parent, with a notice containing a full explanation of the procedural safeguards available under the IDEA and IDEA regulations. A copy of this notice must be given to you one time a year and also when the following occurs:

  • The first time you or the school district asks for an for an evaluation.
  • You ask for a copy of these procedural safeguards.
  • The first time in a school year you request a due process hearing or file a state complaint.
  • A decision is made to take a disciplinary action against your child that is a change in placement.

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Bureau of Special Education Resources

Procedural safeguards

Seclusion and Restraint

Transition Bill of Rights

Request for Mediation