Parent and Child Rights
Updated: Jul 21, 2020
When entering the world of IEP's (Individual Education Plan), you should familiarize yourself with the federal and state law, and the policies of your local district. Some of your basic rights include:
Requesting and reviewing your child's school records by asking the front office of your school.
Requesting an assessment with a written notification that is dated and handed to the schools administration.
Having the right to file for Due Process if the school does not comply with the law.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is where you can find your rights as a parent in the United States. You should also be aware that every state has their own additional laws and rights.
If you are moving to a new school district, call the school that your child will be attending beforehand to ask what services are offered on campus. Depending on the district, the school will have 30 days to hold an amendment IEP meeting in order to make necessary changes or to find proper placement for the student.