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Discipline- Rights of Special Education Students

Special Education

Posted on 04/14/2021at8:17 pm

This video describes the rights of students under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. These are federal laws, so the information is true for every state.  In West Virginia, a Planning and Placement Team (PPT) meeting is also called an Individualized Education Program (IEP) Meeting.  If the school refuses to schedule an IEP meeting after receiving a parent’s request for a meeting, the school district must provide the parent with a written notice of why they are refusing to hold a meeting. 

What is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)?

What is a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)?

Can the school suspend my child if he/she has an Individualized Education Program (IEP)?

What happens once my child has been removed from class from more than 10 days in the same school year?

What happens if the team determines that my child’s behavior is a manifestation of his/her disability?

What happens if the team determines that my child’s behavior is NOT a manifestation of his/her disability?

What if my child is caught with a gun or drugs at school?

What are my options if I disagree with the discipline procedures taken by the school or I disagree with my child’s special education plan?

What is a State Complaint?

What is mediation?

What is a Due Process Hearing?