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New Special Education Procedural Safeguards Guide Just Released!

A new special education procedural safeguards notice, A Guide to Parent Rights in Special Education, is now available for school district and parent use and can be viewed by clicking here. This publication replaces the earlier procedural safeguards notice, Whose IDEA Is This?

WARNING: As of August 1, 2017, school districts may no longer use Whose IDEA Is This? School districts must only use the A Guide to Parent Rights in Special Education publication.

The Office for Exceptional Children is working to translate A Guide to Parent Rights in Special Education in several languages. The Ohio Department of Education will post those versions on its website when they are available.

The special education legal world is in a constant state of flux as evidenced by the two special education cases that have already been decided by the United States Supreme Court in 2017. To read our most recent blog on the Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District decision, please click here. And to read our blog on the Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools decision, please click here.

 Special education issues must be addressed on a case-by-case basis. Matthew John Markling focuses much of his practice in the area of special education law and is always available – along with our McGown & Markling team – to provide you and your school district with specific guidance on special education procedural safeguards and other special education issues as every situation is fact specific.

Authors: Matthew John Markling and Patrick Vrobel.

Note: This blog entry does not constitute – nor does it contain – legal advice. Legal jurisprudence is like the always changing Midwestern weather. As a result, this single blog entry cannot substitute for consultation with a McGown & Markling attorney. If legal advice is needed with respect to a specific factual situation, please feel free to contact a McGown & Markling attorney.


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