Special Education → Parent Engagement
What parental rights do I have regarding the IEP?
Parental rights are outlined in the Parental Rights Procedural Safeguards brochure that is provided to parents at your child’s IEP team meeting. The following list describes the many rights parents have on behalf of their child:
What if you don't agree with the school team’s decision that your child needs special education?
If you disagree with the IEP team’s initial decision that your child requires special education services, then you can choose not to sign the IEP. In these cases, special education services will not be implemented for your child.
If, at a later time, you decide that your child does not require special education services, you have the right to revoke consent, which means that all of the special education services will be terminated.
What if you do not agree with the program or services that the IEP team recommended for your child?
If you disagree with the school’s recommendations about your child’s education, you have the right to challenge the decisions regarding your child’s eligibility, evaluation, placement, and the services that the school provides. A parent may choose to:
Resolution and Compliance Unit
Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)