Parents Rights and Procedures
Attached is the 2016 Parental Safeguards Manual for Parents .
Parents have rights, known as procedural safeguards, which apply to every aspect of the special education process.
State and federal laws and regulations outline what needs to happen to ensure that children with identified disabilities and on an Individualized Education Program (IEP) receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE).
This document serves as your procedural safeguards notice and will help you understand the rights available to you and your child through a federal law, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Iowa Administrative Rules of Special Education. Some of the areas reviewed in this document are:
Age of Majority and
Parents, if you have a concern, please contact your school district first, and then contact your AEA if you still feel like you need more help resolving a problem.