Notice and Consent

School districts must provide parents with prior written notice before several actions occur. The prior written notice must clearly state the proposed or refused actions by the district.

In some cases, the district must receive informed consent from the parent in order to proceed with the proposed action. Parental consent is needed in writing before the district:

  • Conducts an evaluation.
  • Begins special education programs and/or services for the first time.



Procedural Safeguards Notice

The IDEA includes a set of procedural safeguards designed to protect the rights of students with disabilities and their parents. The document is available in English and several other languages.

Procedural Safeguards Notice Document in Additional Languages