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Educational Rights for Parents and Students

  • Parents and Students
    Section 380.10 of the Revised School Code establishes the role of the parent as a partner in their child's education and ensures a positive educational setting:
"It is the natural, fundamental right of parents and legal guardians to determine and direct the care, teaching, and education of their children. The public schools of this state serve the needs of the pupils by cooperating with the pupil's parents and legal guardians to develop the pupil's intellectual capabilities and vocational skills in a safe and positive manner."
For further information on educational rights, please review the issue papers written by the Government Services and Customer Services' staff.
  • Special Education Programs and Services
    Special Education Programs and Services are guaranteed to students with disabilities in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Law, "Individuals with Disabilities Education Act," last amended in 2004 and implemented via Part B of the IDEA Regulations. Closer to home, Michigan State law supports these federal requirements through the Michigan State School Code, PA 451 of 1976 as amended, and the Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education. Please see Parent Resources.

  • Expelled Students
    Please see Michigan Safe Schools' Education Programs for Expelled Students. In addition to general information, this page provides a unique search for programs by school name, district, and operating agency. Also visit the Pupil Accounting Manual, which outlines types of suspensions and expulsions and membership eligibility for suspended and expelled students.