ERIC Number: ED438640
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Rights of Parents under the Provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Rules for the Administration of the Exceptional Children's Educational Act (ECEA).
Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. Div. of Special Education Services.; Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center, Des Moines, IA.; Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. Special Education Services Unit.
Described in this pamphlet are Colorado parents' educational rights under federal and state special education rules and regulations. It addresses: (1) free appropriate public education and the termination of such; (2) required prior notice to parents if there is a proposed change or refusal to change a child's special education program; (3) required written parental permission before a child is initially evaluated or re-evaluated and placed in special education; (4) the ability of parents to seek an independent educational evaluation; (5) educational surrogate parents; (6) transfer of rights at age of majority; (7) the rights of parents to see or request copies of a child's school records and to have them changed or removed; (8) determination of appropriate disciplinary procedures for students with disabilities; (9) the ability of parents to seek mediation if they disagree with special education testing, services, or placement; (10) the ability of parents to file a written complaint if a school district/agency is violating special education requirements; (11) impartial due process hearings; and (12) private school placements. (CR)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Conflict Resolution, Disabilities, Discipline, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Regulation, Parent Education, Parent Rights, Parent School Relationship, Special Education, State Regulation, Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Student Records, Student Rights
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. Div. of Special Education Services.; Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center, Des Moines, IA.; Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. Special Education Services Unit.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act