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Parents Rights

The reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA), in 2004, retained important procedures which schools must use when evaluating eligibility for special education services, when developing or changing a child's Individualized Education Program (IEP) or when attempting to resolve serious disputes regarding special education issues. These procedures are sometimes referred to as "procedural safeguards" or "parent rights." The procedural safeguards specified in the IDEA were primarily designed to help schools and parents work together to develop effective educational programs for children with disabilities.

Parents Rights-English (revised Aug 2010) (PDF) / (Word)
Parents Rights-Spanish (revised Aug 2010) (PDF) / (Word)
Parents Rights-Vietnamese (revised Aug 2010) (PDF) /(Word)

Sample Notices and Forms

The KSDE Special Education Services Team recently finalized several model forms after gathering and considering valuable public comments.  These are model forms only; parents and districts are not required to use these forms.

Notice of Meeting-English (PDF) / (Word)
Notice of Meeting - Spanish (PDF) / (Word)
Prior Written Notice - Evaluation -English (PDF) / (Word)
Prior Written Notice - Evaluation - Spanish (PDF) / (Word)
Prior Written Notice - Identification (PDF) / (Word)
Prior Written Notice - Identification - Spanish (PDF) / (Word)

Revocation of Consent-Particular Services Sample Forms

Revocation of Consent forms may be useful to parents and school districts when a parent wishes to exercise the right to revoke consent for particular special education services and placements. These are model forms only; parents and districts are not required to use these forms.

Revocation of Consent-Particular Services (PDF) / (Word)
Revocation of Consent-Particular Services - Spanish (PDF) / (Word)
Prior Written Notice-Revocation of Particular Services (PDF) / (Word)
Prior Written Notice-Revocation of Particular Services - Spanish (PDF) / (Word)

Revocation of Consent-All Services Sample Forms

Revocation of Consent forms may be useful to parents and school districts when a parent wishes to exercise the right to revoke consent for special education services and placements.  These are model forms only; parents and districts are not required to use these forms.

Revocation of Consent-All Services (PDF) / (Word)
Revocation of Consent-All Services - Spanish (PDF) / (Word)
Prior Written Notice-Revocation of All Services (PDF) / (Word)
Prior Written Notice-Revocation of All Services - Spanish (PDF) / (Word)

Miscellaneous Forms

IEP Meeting-Consent to Invite Representative of Non-Educational Agency (PDF) / (Word)
IEP Meeting-Excusal from Attendance Form (PDF) / (Word)
IEP Amendment Form (PDF) / (Word)
Manifestation Determination Review Form (PDF) / (Word)
Re-evaluation Not Needed Agreement Form 8-05 (PDF) / (Word)
Summary of Performance O'Leary Kampa Example (PDF)
IEP Team Considerations (PDF)
Regular Education Preschool Teacher at the IEP/IFSP Meeting (PDF)
Additional Information with Special Education Legal Matters:

Mark Ward
mward@ksde.org

Laura Jurgensen
ljurgensen@ksde.org

800-203-9462 or 785-296-7454

Early Childhood, Special Education, and Title Services Team

Director
Colleen Riley
criley@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Doug Boline
dboline@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Sandy Guidry
sguidry@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Kerry Haag
khaag@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Jana Rosborough
jrosborough@ksde.org

1-800-203-9462
(Kansas Residents Only)
or
1-785-291-3097

Problems with this page contact:
Evelyn Alden
785-296-3868
ealden@ksde.org

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