Gilroy USD | BP 6159.1 Instruction
Procedural Safeguards And Complaints For Special Education
The Governing Board recognizes its obligation to provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to students with disabilities and to uphold the rights of parents/guardians to be involved in educational decisions regarding their child. Parents/guardians of students with disabilities shall receive written notice of their rights under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
(cf. 5144.2 - Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process (Students with Disabilities))
(cf. 5145.6 - Parental Notifications)
(cf. 6159 - Individualized Education Program)
(cf. 6159.2 - Nonpublic, Nonsectarian School and Agency Services for Special Education)
(cf. 6159.3 - Appointment of Surrogate Parent for Special Education Students)
(cf. 6159.4 - Behavioral Interventions for Special Education Students)
(cf. 6164.4 - Identification and Evaluation of Individuals for Special Education)
Whenever there is a dispute between the district and the parent/guardian of a student with disabilities regarding the identification, assessment, or educational placement of the student or the provision of FAPE to the student, the Superintendent or designee shall encourage the early, informal resolution of the dispute at the school level to the extent possible. The district or parent/guardian may also request mediation and/or a due process hearing in accordance with law, Board policy, and administrative regulation.
The Superintendent or designee shall represent the district in any due process hearing conducted with regard to district students and shall inform the Board about the result of the hearing.
Any complaint alleging the district's noncompliance with federal or state laws or regulations related to the provision of a free appropriate public education to students with disabilities shall be filed in accordance with 5 CCR 3200-3205.
56000 Education for individuals with disabilities
56001 Provision of the special education programs
56195.7 Written agreements
56195.8 Adoption of policies for programs and services
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
3200-3205 Special education compliance complaints
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20
1232g Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 29
794 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42
11434 Homeless assistance
CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 34
104.36 Procedural safeguards
Winkelman v. Parma City School District, (2007) 550 U.S. 516
California Department of Education, Special Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se
Office of Administrative Hearings, Special Education Division:
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/osep
Policy GILROY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: October 1, 2020 Gilroy, California