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Parent’s Guide to the Admission, Review, and Dismissal Process

The Parent’s Guide to the Admission, Review, and Dismissal Process is a comprehensive document that explains the admission, review, and dismissal (ARD) process and contains information that assists parents in participating effectively in the ARD committee meeting for their child. Parents must be provided this document prior to the initial ARD meeting or upon request. Local education agencies (LEAs) are encouraged to maintain documentation of dissemination in the child’s eligibility folder.

Parent's Guide to the Admission, Review, and Dismissal Process
Guia Para Padres del Proceso de Admision, Repaso, y Retiro


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 under 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. 

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