Special Notice from the Connecticut State Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA), the federal law concerning the education of students with disabilities, requires schools to provide you, the parent, with a notice containing a full explanation of the procedural safeguards available under the IDEA and the regulations implementing the IDEA. A copy of this notice must be given to you one time each year; and when the following occurs:

  • The first time you or the school district asks for an evaluation.
  • You ask for a copy of these procedural safeguards.
  • The first time in a school year you request a due process hearing or file a state complaint.
  • A decision is made to take a disciplinary action against your child that is a change in placement

Read the Procedural Safeguards Notice Required Under IDEA Part B at CSDE's Website.