State and federal laws and regulations outline your rights and the safeguards to be followed in providing a free appropriate public education.
At any time you feel that the program is not appropriate, you may initiate due process procedures by forwarding a written statement to the school district. You may also request reevaluation of the student and/or revisions to the individualized education program. Your request to initiate your rights to a due process hearing means that your child must remain in his/her present educational placement, unless you and your school district both agree to a change while any disagreement is resolved through these procedures.
Before the recommended placement and program is implemented, you have the right to further discuss the recommendation. When this discussion does not resolve differences, you have the right to request a prehearing conference, mediation, or an impartial due-process hearing.
How to Address Concerns
Parents/guardians who have concerns regarding their child may contact the building principal at any time to request a screening or evaluation of their child. All communication with parents and guardians and students shall be in English or the native language of the parents. Screening information will be used by the IEP team or district team within the child's school to meet his or her specific needs or to document the need for further reevaluation.