3. Add new content requirements for the procedural safeguards notice.

The procedural safeguards notice must include a full explanation of all of the procedural safeguards that relate to (among other things):
  • The opportunity to present and resolve complaints through the due process complaint and State complaint procedures, including:
    • The time period in which to file a complaint;
    • The opportunity for the agency to resolve the complaint; and
    • The difference between the due process complaint and the State complaint procedures, including the jurisdiction of each procedure, what issues may be raised, filing and decisional timelines, and relevant procedures;
  • The availability of mediation; …and
  • Civil actions, including the time period in which to file those actions.
[34 CFR 300.504(c)] [20 U.S.C. 1415(d)(2)]

Dialogue Starter - Cross-stakeholder

Reaction Questions

Application Questions

  1. How do these new content requirements assist parents in becoming knowledgeable about dispute resolution processes available under the IDEA?

    These questions were developed by the following stakeholders working together:

    Role: Teacher
    Location: West Virginia

    Role: Family Member
    Location: New Jersey

    Role: General Education Administrator
    Location: California

    Role: Higher Education
    Location: Indiana

    Role: Administrator
    Location: Illinois

    Role: Special Education Administrator
    Location: Kentucky