Parent Rights and Procedural Safeguards

Parents and Guardians of students with disabilities are afforded rights in the special education process.  A full copy of the Parent Rights and Procedural Safeguards document is to be offered to families at each annual Individual Education Plan meeting, and parents and guardians may ask any IEP team member questions about the process along the way.  The documents are located here in full, and are briefly summarized below.

Parent Rights and Procedural Safeguards (English)
Parent Rights and Procedural Safeguards (Hmong)
Parent Rights and Procedural Safeguards (Spanish)
English/Spanish Translations for IEP Language, from the Office of Special Education Programs
Special Education Acronyms
 

A BRIEF SYNOPSIS OF PARENTAL RIGHTS AND PROCEDURAL SAFEGUARDS
BREVE SINOPSIS DE DERECHOS DE LOS PADRES Y GARANTÍAS PROCESALES

(This is not an official document) It is used as a verbal reference for IEP facilitators.
(Este no es un documento oficial). Se utilitza como referencia verbal para los facilitadores del Plan Educativo Individualizado (IEP).

  • You have a right to be a member of the I.E.P. team to make decisions regarding the identification, evaluation, and educational placement of your child.
  • Usted tiene el derecho de ser miembrio del equipo del I.E.P. para hacer decisiones sobre la identificacion, evaluacion, e ubicacion educacional de su hijo(a).
     
  • The I.E.P. team must consider your concerns regarding the education of your child.
  • El equipo del I.E.P. tiene que considerar sus precupaciones que usted tenga sobre la educacion de su hijo(a).
     
  • You have a right to invite other people to the I.E.P. meeting.
  • Usted tiene el derecho de invitar a otra persona(s) a la junta del I.E.P.
     
  • You have a right to informed consent before signing, for example, the I.E.P., Assessment Plan, or permission to enroll.
  • Usted tiene el derecho de ser informado(a) sobre su consentimiento antes de firmar; for ejemplo, el I.E.P, Permiso para Evaluar, o permiso para matricular.
     
  • You have a right to be informed of your child’s progress as often as parents of nondisabled children.
  • Usted tiene el derecho de recibir informacion sobre el progreso academico de su hijo(a) tan seguido como se les da a padres de ninos no descapasitados.
     
  • You have a right to an independent educational evaluation at public expense if you disagree with the District’s assessment.
  • Usted tiene el derecho a una evaluacion independiente a costo publico si usted no esta de acuerdo con la evaluacion del Distrito.
     
  • You have a right to review records within 5 days of request.
  • Usted tiene el derecho de repasar expedientes entre 5 dias de su peticion.
     
  • You have a right to record via audio an I.E.P. meeting provided you give the IEP team 24 hour notice.
  • Usted tiene el derecho de grabar atravez de audio la junta del I.E.P. con un aviso de 24 horas, de anticipacion.
     
  • You have a right to be notified of suspensions and participate in meetings with regard to decisions on disciplinary actions or behavioral plans.
  • Usted tiene el derecho de ser notificado(a) sobre suspensiones y participar en juntas con respecto a decisiones de acciones disciplinarios o sobre planes de comportacion.
     
  • You have a right to request a mediation conference and/or due process hearing if issues cannot be resolved at the school level.
  • Usted tiene el derecho de pedir una conferencia de mediacion y/o una audencia de proceso legal si los asuntos no se podieron resolver al nivel escolar.