EDUCATION. PARENTS / LEGAL GUARDIAN: Legal Rights and Responsibilities to Address Your Child’s Education. Parent / Legal Guardian. The legal guardian has the same rights as the parent. For the purpose of this training tool, only the word parent will be used on all following slides.
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PARENTS / LEGAL GUARDIAN:
Legal Rights and Responsibilities to Address Your Child’s Education
to limit your educational rights.
The school your child:
To keep the same books and lessons. This will help your child learn better
To keep your child’s same teacher and friends
For teens, to keep the same school can help with class credits needed for graduationWhy is Staying in the Same School is Important for Your Child?
Decide if if you think it is in the child’s best interest to remain in the “School of Origin”.
Talk with the school your child attended to keep him/her in the “School of Origin”.
Discuss with the school, social worker, and caregiver ways to transport your child to the “School of Origin”.What Do I Need to Do to Keep My Child in the “School of Origin?
How can I Support the Child’s Education? to remain in the “School of Origin”.
The foster parent can only represent the educational interest of the child when the child is placed in a planned permanent living arrangement
the juvenile court has limited the rights of the parent to make educational decisions.
If the parent’s education rights have not been limited by the court, the foster parent may attend the IEP meeting to share and gain information related to the child’s education. However the foster parent is not authorized to sign the IEP document.What is the Foster Parent’s Role related to Education Rights?
The Child’s Attorney will advocate for the child, including school stability and what is in the “best interest of the child”.
The Parent’s Attorney will advocate for your parental concerns at court and what you believe is in your child’s best interest.What are the Attorneys’ Responsibilities Related to Education?
It is “specially designed instruction” to meet the unique needs of a student with a disability.
If your child has difficulties that interfere with his/her ability to learn, he/she will need to be assessed to determine eligibility for special education services.
Some examples of areas to be assessed are:
Speech and Language Development
Think / Memory Skills
Attention / Perception Skills
Social / Emotional Development
Living SkillsHow Do I Know If My Child Needs Special Education Services?
An assessment includes gathering information about your child to determine whether your child has a disability.
The information may include:
Interviews of the child, current caregiver, and you
Reviews of school records
Work samplesWhat Does the Assessment Include?