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.

Procedural safeguards or rights

  • 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.

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