THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
ALBANY, NY 12234


January 2009

Memo available in PDF Format for Printing

See below for Links to complete Procedural Safeguards Notice

TO:
School Districts, Individuals and Organizations Interested in the Education of Students with Disabilities
FROM: James P. DeLorenzo
SUBJECT:
Revised New York State Procedural Safeguards Notice: Rights for Parents of Children with Disabilities, Ages 3-21

 Attached is the revised mandatory New York State Procedural Safeguards Notice: Rights for Parents of Children with Disabilities, Ages 3-21.  This notice includes a new section on "Revocation of Parental Consent" (page 4) as required by the amendments to Part 300 of Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) that became effective December 31, 2008.  The only pages from the previous Procedural Safeguards Notice affected by these changes are page i (General Information section of the Table of Contents) and pages 4-7.  All school districts and other agencies responsible for the education of students with disabilities must begin to use this notice effective immediately

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:

School districts are encouraged to develop their own cover letter to parents to accompany the required notice. School districts may add an addendum of local district policies but may not change, alter or shorten the content of the State-mandated procedural safeguards notice.  

This notice and updated versions will be available through the Department’s web site at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/policy. If you have questions about this information, please contact the Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID), Special Education Policy Unit, at 518-473-2878 or your Regional Associate at one of the following VESID Special Education Quality Assurance Regional Offices:

Central Regional Office 

(315) 428-3287

Eastern Regional Office 

(518) 486-6366

Hudson Valley Regional Office 

(518) 473-1185

Long Island Regional Office 

(631) 884-8530

New York City Regional Office 

(718) 722-4544

Western Regional Office

(585) 344-2002

Nondistrict Unit

(518) 473-1185

 * Please note: If you would like to receive notification of our publications via e-mail, register at  www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/register.htm.


Procedural Safeguards Notice: Rights for Parents of Children with Disabilities,
Ages 3-21

English Word Format

Spanish Word Format

English PDF Format
Spanish PDF Format

 

Please Note: The Procedural Safeguards Notice is also available in Chinese, Haitian Creole, Korean, and Russian by request to speced@nysed.gov or in writing to:

NYS Education Department
Office of Special Education
Attn: Special Education Publications
89 Washington Avenue, Room 309 EB
Albany, NY 12234