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 – Icon Listen to Audio – Icon View Text in PDF

I. General Information

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

What is prior written notice?

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

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

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

When is parental consent needed?

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

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

IV. Due Process Complaint Procedures

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

V. Hearings on Due Process Complaint

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

Hearing rights – Icon Listen to Audio – Icon View Text in PDF

Hearing decisions – Icon Listen to Audio – Icon View Text in PDF

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

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

Civil actions – Icon Listen to Audio – Icon View Text in PDF

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

Model forms – Icon Listen to Audio – Icon View Text in PDF

VI. Mediation

General – Icon Listen to Audio – Icon View Text in PDF

Procedural requirements – Icon Listen to Audio – Icon View Text in PDF

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

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

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

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

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

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

Appeal – Icon Listen to Audio – Icon View Text in PDF

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

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

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

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

General rule – Icon Listen to Audio – Icon View Text in PDF

Exceptions – Icon Listen to Audio – Icon View Text in PDF

Equitable participation – Icon Listen to Audio – Icon View Text in PDF

Resources – Icon Listen to Audio – Icon View Text in PDF