Special Needs Parents Rights

Decisions regarding your child's special education needs are made at meetings. As the parent of a child who has or may have a disability, you have the right to participate in meetings regarding:
  • Identification - Decision to evaluate
  • Evaluation - Nature and scope of assessment procedures
  • Classification - Determination of whether your child is eligible for special education and related services
  • Development and Review of your child's individualized education program (IEP)
  • Educational placement of your child
  • Reevaluation of your child
You are considered a member of the multi-disciplinary team of qualified persons who meet to make these determinations and develop your child's individualized education program (IEP).

You have the right to:
  • Have an interpreter, translator or sign language interpreter provided by the school at no cost to you, when necessary; and
  • Participate in required meetings through other means such as individual or conference telephone calls if you cannot attend in person.