The Procedural Safeguards Notice
The Procedural Safeguards Notice describes the rights of a parent of a child with a disability and the procedures that safeguard those rights under state and federal special education law, including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, commonly referred to as “IDEA 2004”. These laws and regulations require schools to provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to all students with disabilities who are in need of special education. A free appropriate public education, or FAPE, means special education and related services designed to meet the individual educational needs of your child are provided, at no cost to you, in conformity with your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP).
To access the Procedural Safeguards Notice in other languages, visit PaTTAN’s Special Education Forms page.
Procedural Safeguards Videos – Series of 6 Videos
The intent of this brief video series is to promote basic understanding and to address frequently asked questions about Pennsylvania’s Procedural Safeguards Notice. This information does not consider all aspects of the matters addressed nor is it legal advice, which the Office for Dispute Resolution cannot provide.
Independent Educational Evaluations
Pendency: The Child’s Placement Pending Mediation and Due Process