• Procedural Safeguards

    Attached is the revised mandatory New York State Procedural Safeguards Notice: Rights for Parents of Children with Disabilities, Ages 3-21. References to the Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID) were replaced with the Office of Special Education, the mailing address for filing of a State complaint was updated and website links were updated. None of the changes are substantive, and therefore districts are not required to replace any previously duplicated copies to disseminate to parents, but should use this version when making new duplications of the notice.

    The procedural safeguards notice must be provided to parents of a student with a disability, at a minimum one time per year and also upon:

    • initial referral or parental request for evaluation;
    • request by a parent;
    • the first filing of a due process complaint notice to request mediation or an impartial due process hearing;
    • a decision to impose a suspension or removal that constitutes a disciplinary change in placement; and
    • receipt of a parent’s first State complaint in a school year.

    Click here for Revised New York State Procedural Safeguards Notice: Rights for Parents of Children with Disabilities, Ages 3-21 (Dated June, 2016)