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PROCEDURAL SAFEGUARDS NOTICE

VII.  THE CHILD’S PLACEMENT PENDING MEDIATION AND DUE PROCESS (34 CFR §300.518)

A.

GENERAL

THE CHILD’S PLACEMENT PENDING MEDIATION AND DUE PROCESS (34 CFR §300.518)

Except as provided below under the heading PROCEDURES WHEN DISCIPLINING CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES, once a due process complaint is sent to the other party, during the resolution process time period, during mediation, and while waiting for the decision of any impartial due process hearing or court proceeding, unless you and the State or LEA agree otherwise, your child must remain in his or her current educational placement.

If the due process complaint involves an application for initial admission to public school, your child, with your consent, must be placed in the regular public school program until the completion of all such proceedings.

If the due process complaint involves an application for initial services under Part B of the IDEA for a child who is transitioning from being served under Part C of the IDEA to Part B of the IDEA and who is no longer eligible for Part C services because the child has turned three, the LEA may be required to provide the Part C services that the child has been receiving. Children are entitled to pendency – that is, the continuation of the services set forth in their IFSP – when a dispute arises when they are transitioning into the preschool Early Intervention program at age three (3) and the family requests a formal hearing to resolve the dispute. If the child is found eligible under Part B of the IDEA and you consent for the child to receive special education and related services for the first time, then, pending the outcome of the proceedings, the LEA must provide those special education and related services that are not in dispute (those which you and the LEA both agree upon).

19July 2008 Revisions

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