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Notice of Procedural Safeguards

The Notice of Procedural Safeguards explains the rights and responsibilities of parents under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  Parents must be provided this document once a year and with the following circumstances:

  • Upon initial referral or on request for evaluation; 
  • Upon the first occurrence of the filing of a due process hearing complaint or special education complaint during a school year; 
  • Upon a disciplinary change of placement; or
  • Upon a request by a parent. 

The local education agencies (LEAs) must maintain documentation of provision of this document to parents in the child’s eligibility folder.


Click here to read the Texas Education Agency’s Guidance on Procedural Safeguards Production and Required Dissemination