PARENTS - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
What should I do if I suspect my child has a disability?
The first step is to request a Student Study Team meeting at your school site. Your child's teacher(s) will meet with you to discuss concerns and strategies for addressing your concerns.
What should I do if I have a concern or problem with the Special Education program or services my child is receiving?
Talk with your child's special education teacher. If the problem is not resolved, request in writing an IEP meeting from your child's special education teacher. The District is required to schedule an IEP within 30 days upon your written request.
What should I do if I am unhappy with my child's placement?
Request in writing an IEP meeting from your child's special education teacher. Explain your concerns when you make the request and ask him or her to invite the appropriate Program Specialist to the IEP meeting. Placement changes cannot be made without a Program Specialist present.
What are my Parents' Rights?
Under federal law (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997), parents of students with special needs are afforded rights. You will also be offered a hard copy of your parents' rights at every IEP meeting. If you have questions regarding your rights (they can be very cumbersome), please ask for help in understanding them.