When a district proposes or refuses to initiate or change the identification, evaluation, or educational placement of a pupil, or the provision of FAPE to the pupil, the district must serve prior written notice on the parent. The district must serve the notice on the parent within a reasonable time, and in no case less than 14 calendar days before the proposed effective date of change or evaluation. If the notice only includes a refusal of a request, it must be served on the parent within 14 calendar days of the date the request was made.
The notice must meet the requirements of Minnesota Statutes, section 125A.091, subdivisions 3 and 4. The notice must also:
inform the parents that the school district will not proceed with the initial placement and provision of services as defined in part 3525.0210 without prior written consent of the pupil's parents;
inform the parents that except for the initial placement and provision of services, the district will proceed with the proposed placement and provision of services unless the parents object in writing on the enclosed response form or otherwise in writing within 14 calendar days of when the district sends the prior written notice to the parent; and
inform the parents that if they refuse to provide prior written consent for initial evaluation or initial placement or object in writing to any proposal, or if the district refuses to initiate or change the identification, evaluation, or educational placement or the provision of a free appropriate public education to the pupil, the parent may request a conciliation conference.
The district must provide the parents with a copy of the proposed individual educational program plan as described in part 3525.2810, subpart 1, item A, whenever the district proposes to initiate or change the content of the IEP.
February 10, 2015
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