Procedural Safeguards

What's Required
§ 300.121 Procedural safeguards.
(a) General. The State must have procedural safeguards in effect to ensure that each public agency in the State meets the requirements of §§300.500 through 300.536.
(b) Procedural safeguards identified. Children with disabilities and their parents must be afforded the procedural safeguards identified in paragraph (a) of this section. (Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1412(a)(6)(A)) Last Amended: 71 FR 46765, Aug. 14, 2006

What We Do

The Procedural Safeguards address the specific rights and responsibilities of the parent in the special education process under the IDEA. The document, written in English and Spanish, defines common terms and explains specific rights related to activities and areas that impact a student’s educational program and services.

Parents will receive a copy of the Procedural Safeguards for the following activities:
  • Initial referral for evaluation
  • Each notification of an ARD meeting
  • Reevaluation of the student
  • Receipt of a request for due process hearing.