Federal laws protect the educational rights of a student with disabilities. These rights are exercised through due process of law which helps to balance decision making among various adults. The result is a legal responsibility for parents and educators to work cooperatively and to resolve disagreements for the benefit of the student. Due process in special education involves the parent's right:
- To be fully informed and knowledgeable about the actions to be taken
- To participate
- To consent
- To file a complaint
- To request an Independent Evaluation
- To challenge
- To appeal
- To request an Impartial Hearing
*Click on the link Procedural Safeguards for more information
State: NY State Education Department Parent Resources Website- The Parent Resources website offers answers to common questions parents have about State tests and Regents exams. A series of fact sheets will help school administrators, teachers, and other education leaders address concerns parents have about the State Assessments. This website is a first stop for parents to find the information they need about State tests.
Federal:U.S. Department of Education: Links on all aspects of the organization's work, including student aid, legislation, statistics, etc. Information is available for teachers, students, parents and administrators.