Dispute resolution is a process of resolving disagreements.
The school system has a formal process to go through. This is your legal right.
Click on the link at the bottom of the page to download the Notice of Procedural Safeguards. Or click here to find this notice in another language. (A webpage will open in a new tab on your screen.)
How to find more information:
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A Parent's Guide to Special Education 37 pages, see p. 31
Parent's Notice of Procedural Safeguards Official rules and processes, 15 pages, see p.7. Click here for other languages.
IDEA Dispute Resolution Parent Guides Five 8-page booklets about different parts of the process
Click the links below to download a chart that compares the different steps, and the official document that describes your rights and the processes.
Sources: Federation for Children with Special Needs, MA DESE, Family TIES of MA, The Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE)