Parent Rights


Parents and Guardians of students with disabilities are afforded rights in the special education process. These rights are called procedural safeguards. Individuals serving as surrogate parents and students aged eighteen receiving special education services, are also entitled to these rights.

A full copy of the Parent Rights and Procedural Safeguards document is offered to families at each annual Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meeting, and parents and guardians may ask any IEP team member questions about the process along the way.   

For more information, read The California Department of Education Summary of Parents Rights., the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) website, and the California Dept of Education Special Education website