You must be provided notice in writing if the school district plans to take an action or refuses to take an action related to your child’s education. This is called “prior written notice.” The notice must tell you what the decision is and the reason for the decision. The notice must also tell you what you may do if you disagree with the school’s decision.
You must give your permission in writing before your child is evaluated or first receives special education services. This is called “consent.” You have the right to consent or refuse to consent to an evaluation or your child’s receipt of special education services. You may also change your mind and take back your consent at any time. This is called “revocation of consent.” Revocation of consent must be in writing.