• 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.


    To access Procedural Safeguards in English, please click on the following link: 
    Para acceder a las Garantías Procesales en español, por favor haga clic en el siguiente enlace:


Last Modified on January 6, 2017