Notice and Consent
School districts must provide parents with prior written notice before several actions occur. The prior written notice must clearly state the proposed or refused actions by the district.
In some cases, the district must receive informed consent from the parent in order to proceed with the proposed action. Parental consent is needed in writing before the district:
- Conducts an evaluation.
- Begins special education programs and/or services for the first time.
Procedural Safeguards Notice
The IDEA includes a set of procedural safeguards designed to protect the rights of students with disabilities and their parents.
Procedural Safeguards Notice document
- Procedural Safeguards (English) [PDF]
- Procedural Safeguards (Arabic) [PDF]
- Procedural Safeguards (Spanish) [PDF]
- Guidance for Notice [PDF]
Districts must follow certain requirements for providing notice.
- Notice of Cessation of Special Education Programs and Services in Response to Revocation of Parental Consent Form [PDF]
This model form provides a notice to parents who revoked consent for the provision of special education programs and services.
- Revocation of Parental Consent for Special Education Programs and Services Form [PDF]
This model form provides parents a form to revoke consent for the provision of special education programs and services.