ERIC Number: ED454669
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep-22
Reference Count: N/A
Notice of Procedural Safeguards: Special Education Rights of Parents and Children Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B.
Delaware State Dept. of Education, Dover.
This document is intended to provide necessary information to Delaware parents, legal guardians, and surrogate parents of children with disabilities concerning procedural safeguards under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B. Presented in a question-and-answer format, this guide is in several sections. The first section addresses special education rights of parents and children, including an explanation of procedural safeguards, the IDEA law, and parental participation in schooling decisions. The second part answers questions concerning notice, consent, evaluation, and access. Specifically, it addresses prior written notice, parent consent, surrogate parent appointment, independent educational evaluations, and access to educational records. The following section addresses issues of dispute resolution including the due process hearing and the state complaint procedure. The final section considers questions concerning school discipline and placement procedures. These include school suspension and expulsion safeguards, interim alternative educational settings, and reimbursement for children attending private schools. Attached are a list of sources of further information in Delaware and a form to request a due process hearing. (DB)
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Disabilities, Discipline, Due Process, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Parent Participation, Parent Rights, Parent School Relationship, Special Education, State Standards, Student Placement, Student Rights
Delaware Dept. of Education, Townsend Building, P.O. Box 1402, Dover, DE 19903. Tel: 302-739-5471; Fax: 302-739-2388.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Delaware State Dept. of Education, Dover.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part B