Schools Warned On Pushing Families Into Due Process


Federal education officials are warning school districts to think twice before forcing parents into potentially long and costly due process proceedings.Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, families may pursue due process or file a state complaint if they don’t believe their child has been provided appropriate school services.

However, in a “Dear Colleague” letter to education leaders across the country, officials at the U.S. Department of Education said this month that they are concerned that some school districts are moving to file for due process over issues that parents have already chosen to address via state complaints.

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