Sarah Calzone and Stacy Barbnaby
Special Needs Co-Chairs
Special Education Parent Teacher Association
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS.
If you suspect your child has a disability that interferes with learning, you can ask to have your child tested by your school district at no cost to you. You can do this even if your child does not attend public school
You can see your child’s school records and get a copy of the school records at no cost to you. If your child’s school records contain incorrect or misleading information, you can ask to have the information corrected.
When your child is evaluated for special education, the school must explain the tests your child has been given. If you disagree with the school’s evaluation, you can ask for additional testing or an independent evaluation at no cost to you.
You must be treated as a full and equal member of your child’s Planning and Placement Team (PPT). You should be included in every decision about your child’s special education.
If you disagree with the decision about your child’s special education, you have many rights, including the right to mediation and due process.