What are procedural safeguards?
The phrase "Procedural Safeguards" is another term for parental rights. The Utah State Board of Education published a 48-page document to inform parents of the safeguards given to them and their children with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). It is a federal law to provide Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) to your child. A copy of these procedural safeguards have to be provided to parents
Once every school year
Upon initial referral
Upon the statement of a complaint
When disciplinary action is made
Whenever it is requested
These procedural safeguards must be given to parents of children who are receiving or qualify for special education. They must be given in a manner that can be understood by the parent; this means that you can request these safeguards in another language. We encourage all parents to ask questions about their rights.