The right to participate in meetings related to their child is one of the most important and powerful of parent rights.
Parents have the right to participate in meetings with respect to the:
- their child’s identification,
- their child’s evaluation,
- their child’s educational placement, and
- provision of FAPE (free appropriate public education) to their child.
- any group that determines if the child is a “child with a disability” and, for that reason, is eligible to receive special education and related services under IDEA (2);
- the IEP team (which develops, reviews, and revises the IEP of their child) (3); and
- any group that makes decisions related to the educational placement of their child. (4)
Keep reading to learn the details of this right.
- Responsibilities of the school system
- When must the school notify parents of an upcoming meeting?
- What info must the notice include?
- What happens if neither parent can attend?
- May the school hold the meeting without parents in attendance?
- What’s not considered a meeting?
The Kansas Perkins V State Planning Team is currently writing the new State Plan for career technical education, and need your input and expertise. The law includes provisions for “special populations” which includes students with disabilities, and the experience of those on the Subcommittee is highly valued.
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For more information about the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V), please visit www.kansasregents.org/CTE
It is time to ask for nominations for the Michel Lechner Advocacy Award. The deadline for nominations is October 11th.
Every year the Kansas Commission on Disability Concerns (KCDC) recognizing one or more persons or organizations for their advocacy work during 2018 to improve their community or the State of Kansas for people with disabilities. To nominate someone or an organization you need to provide a summary of the nominee's advocacy activities including: the issue/situation; nominee's activities that improved the condition or situation; and the geographic area of Kansas in which the improvement occurred. It also helps to have a support letter from someone else praising the nominees advocacy efforts.
You can read more about it on our website<http://kcdcinfo.ks.gov/about-us/michael-lechner-award>.
This is the Kansas Commission on Disability Concerns (KCDC) 70th anniversary and we want to be sure we have several nominations.
We will present the awards at our November 15 commission meeting.
Thank you for considering nominating someone or organization for this award.