Parent Rights

Woman giving her baby a kiss on the cheek while she holds him.As a parent of a child with a disability, you have certain rights which are guaranteed by state (Rule 52) and federal (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act {IDEA}) laws. Those procedural safeguards, or rights, are listed below:

A copy of the procedural Safeguards Notice must be provided to parents one (1) time per year.

A copy must also be provided:

  1. Upon request by the parent;
  2. Upon initial referral or parental request for evaluation;
  3. Upon the first occurrence of the filing of a state complaint and the first occurrence of filing a special education due process complaint; and
  4. In accordance with discipline procedures

A parent may choose to receive notices via e-mail if the school district makes that option available.

A school district may place a copy of the procedural safeguards notice on a website.

Prior Written Notice

Parents have the right to receive a written notice within a reasonable amount of time: before the school district proposes or refuses to initiate or change the identification, evaluation, or educational placement of a child or the provision of a free appropriate public education (FAPE). If parents revoke consent, for special education and related services, parents will receive written notice regarding the changes in their child’s educational placement and services.

For more information, please visit the Nebraska Department of Education - Parent Information.

Understanding Family Rights in Nebraska's Early Development Network

Entender los derechos familiares en red para el desarrollo temprano de Nebraska

The Early Development Network (EDN) provides services and supports based on the needs of children birth to age three and their families with the belief that parents know what is best for their families. These services are designed to act on what families think is important for their child and family. The Network is staffed by friendly, supportive people who listen to and respect families.

This document is for any parent who has a concern regarding the development of their infant/toddler or whose infant/toddler has health care needs.

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