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Confidentiality and Access to Student Records

April 12, 2014 in The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities by Jess

IDEA and other federal laws protect the confidentiality of your child’s education records. These safeguards address the following three aspects:

  • the use of personally identifiable information;
  • who may have access to your child’s records; and
  • the rights of parents to inspect their child’s education records and request that these be amended to correct information that is misleading or inaccurate, or that violates the child’s privacy or other rights. Read the rest of this entry →
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Changing School Districts with an IEP

April 12, 2011 in Special Education Advisor Blog by Doug Goldberg

You have just moved and went to register your child with an IEP at their new School, now what?  The good news is the new School District must continue to provide your child with a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) including services comparable to those described in the current IEP until a new IEP can be adopted.   It is important to note that “comparable” doesn’t mean exactly the same but only means that services should be similar.  The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) has slightly different procedures for Children who transfer School Districts dependent on whether they are moving within or out of State.  The exact language is listed below:  Read the rest of this entry →

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