Newport School District

PROCEDURAL SAFEGUARDS LETTER


 


Dear Parent:

 

The link below to the Procedural Safeguards Notice describes your rights and the procedures that safeguard your rights under state and federal special education law, including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, commonly referred to as “IDEA 2004.” These laws and regulations require local educational agencies to provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to all students with disabilities who are in need of special education. A free appropriate public education, or FAPE, means special education and related services designed to meet the individual educational needs of your child provided, at no cost to you, in conformity with your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP).

 

The information contained in this Procedural Safeguards Notice is important to you and your child. Please take time to review it.  While we have attempted to consolidate a great deal of information into a readable format, we recognize that the information can be cumbersome. If you need clarification, you can seek help from personnel in the agency that provides educational services to your child. You also have the right to be informed of organizations that are established to assist parents in understanding their rights under these laws. Some of these resources are listed below and also contained in the Procedural Safeguards Notice.

 

If you have a concern about your child’s educational program, you may wish to contact your child’s teachers, principal, or school administrators.  This type of communication is often helpful in resolving concerns.

 

You also have the right under federal law to file a complaint with the Pennsylvania Department of Education and/or to initiate due process procedures as described in Section VI of this Procedural Safeguards Notice.

 

           Sincerely,

                       

    Procedural Safeguards Notice                   Mary Kay Hunter
                                                                            Mary Kay Hunter, Special Education Supervisor

                 717-567-2579

                                 mhunter@newportsd.org

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LOCAL RESOURCES FOR PARENTS*

 

*Additional Resources are listed on the Procedural Safeguards Notice.

 

If you have a child with mental retardation and/or emotional disturbance, he/she is entitled under the Pennsylvania Mental Health and Mental Retardation Act of 1966 and the Pennsylvania Mental Health Procedures Act of 1976 to the services of a local Mental Health/Mental Retardation (MH/MR) Center for an independent medical, psychological, and educational evaluation to be performed by a state-certified professional at no cost to you.

 

NAME/ADDRESS/PHONE NUMBER OF MH/MR BASE SERVICE UNIT:

 

Cumberland Perry MH/MR

16 West High Street

Ste 301

Carlisle, PA 17013

717-240-6320 or 717-240-6325

 

LOCAL CHAPTER OF THE PENNSYLVANIA ARC:

 

CPARC

GB Stuart Center

71 Ashland Avenue

Carlisle, PA 17013

717-249-2611 or 717-697-8343

 

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)

555 Walnut Street, 8th Floor

Harrisburg, PA 17101-9977

717-787-7834

 

LEGAL ASSISTANCE

 

DISABILITY RIGHTS NETWORK OF PENNSYLVANIA

800-692-7443

717-236-8110

www.drnpa.org

 

PENNSYLVANIA BAR ASSOCIATION

P.O. Box 186

Harrisburg, PA 17108

800-932-0311 (Phone)
 
 
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