Procedural Safeguard Notice Audio

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The following links provide an audio recording of the Procedural Safeguard Notice (PSN). The Office for Dispute Resolution would like to extend special thanks to Jill Hrinda-Patten of Mission Empower for her consultation on this project.

Introduction –  Listen to Audio –  View Text in PDF

I. General Information

Who is a parent? –  Listen to Audio –  View Text in PDF

What is prior written notice?

What is native language? –  Listen to Audio –  View Text in PDF

Notice by electronic mail –  Listen to Audio –  View Text in PDF

What is parental consent? –  Listen to Audio –  View Text in PDF

When is parental consent needed?

Consent for disclosure of personally identifiable information –  Listen to Audio –  View Text in PDF

II. Confidentiality Information

Who has access to confidential information related to my child?

III. State Complaint Procedures

Difference between due process hearing complaint and state complaint procedures –  Listen to Audio –  View Text in PDF

How can I file a state complaint? –  Listen to Audio –  View Text in PDF

IV. Due Process Complaint Procedures

How can I request a due process hearing? –  Listen to Audio –  View Text in PDF

V. Hearings on Due Process Complaint

Impartial due process hearing –  Listen to Audio –  View Text in PDF

Hearing rights –  Listen to Audio –  View Text in PDF

Hearing decisions –  Listen to Audio –  View Text in PDF

Finality of decisions; Appeal –  Listen to Audio –  View Text in PDF

Timelines and conveniences of hearings –  Listen to Audio –  View Text in PDF

Civil actions – Listen to Audio –  View Text in PDF

Attorney’s fees – Listen to Audio –  View Text in PDF

Model forms –  Listen to Audio –  View Text in PDF

VI. Mediation

General – Listen to Audio –  View Text in PDF

Procedural requirements –  Listen to Audio –  View Text in PDF

Impartiality of mediator –  Listen to Audio –  View Text in PDF

VII. The Child’s Placement Pending Mediation and Due Process –  Listen to Audio –  View Text in PDF

VIII. What if My Child is Excluded from School Because of Discipline Issues? –  Listen to Audio –  View Text in PDF

Authority of school personnel –  Listen to Audio –  View Text in PDF

Change of placement because of disciplinary removals –  Listen to Audio –  View Text in PDF

Determination of setting –  Listen to Audio –  View Text in PDF

Appeal –  Listen to Audio –  View Text in PDF

Placement during appeals –  Listen to Audio –  View Text in PDF

Protections for children not yet eligible for special education and related services –  Listen to Audio –  View Text in PDF

Referral to and action by law enforcement and judicial authorities –  Listen to Audio –  View Text in PDF

IX. What Special Education Services are Available for My Child, if Parentally Placed in a Private School?

General rule –  Listen to Audio –  View Text in PDF

Exceptions –  Listen to Audio –  View Text in PDF

Equitable participation –  Listen to Audio –  View Text in PDF

Resources –  Listen to Audio –  View Text in PDF