Parents of thought-to-be exceptional students have the right to fully participate as MDE and IEP team members. Moreover, it is important to note that initial evaluations, as well as special education placement, may not proceed without your written consent. A full explanation of Procedural Safeguards, including your right to a prehearing, must be provided to your prior to one, or more, of the following:
The school district either proposes or refuses to conduct a multidisciplinary evaluation.
The school district either proposes or refuses to initiate or change the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or an IEP of an exceptional student.