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Parents Bill of Rights

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The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has developed a Parents’ Bill of Rights. LEAs can print the document to distribute to parents and may post it on their websites.

When to Provide the Parents' Bill of Rights:

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has developed a Parents’ Bill of Rights (161.850 RSMO). LEAs must provide the Bill of Rights to parents when:

  • a child is determined eligible for special education services or,
  • when an initial Individualized Education Program (IEP) is developed and,
  • whenever the Procedural Safeguards Notice is provided to parents.

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