Parents’ Rights for Referral and Evaluation for Special Education Services/Programs
Section 4402 of the education law requires school districts to notify every parent or person in parental relation of their rights regarding the referral and evaluation of their child for the purposes of special education services or programs. This applies to the parents of all students in the district (with and without disabilities) upon their child’s entry into public school. Parents are encouraged to go to the New York State Department of Education’s website: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/mq-publist.htm to see A Parent’s Guide to Special Education. The Parent’s Guide is also available on this site and in the Special Education Office.