Laws & Regulations
Know your rights as a parent and what to do should you disagree with the Committee on Special Education:
- Procedural Safeguard Notice (Effective January 2009) As a parent, you should know and understand your Parental Due Process Rights under New York State Law.
- En Español: Departamento de Educación del Estado de Nueva York: AVISO RELATIVO A GARANTÍAS DE PROCEDIMIENTO Derechos para padres de niños con discapacidades, edades entre 3 y 21.
- NYSED Assistance for Parents
- All school districts must offer special education mediation as a means to resolve disputes relating to the identification, evaluation, educational placement or the provision of a free appropriate public education to a child with a disability. Request for Special Education Mediation
IDEA 2004 or the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act has been re-authorized by the Federal government. Below are links to NYSED Commissioner's Regulations which define how New York State carries out the law (IDEA 2004) in regards to educating students with disabilities:
REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION
- Pursuant to Sections 207, 3214, 4403, 4404 and 4410 of the Education Law
Topical Index - Parts 200 and 201 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education
Parts 200 and 201 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the Education of Students with Disabilities As Updated March 2010
PART 200 Students with Disabilities & PART 201 Procedural Safeguards for Students with Disabilities Subject to Discipline (Includes all updates through March 2011)