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- Explanation of Prior Written Notice
Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)
Content of Prior Written Notice
IEP Team Responsibilities
Examples of when to use PWN
Examples of when PWN is not required
|Explanation of Prior Written Notice||
Prior Written Notice is the notice to parents of the action proposed or refused as a part of the special education IEP process.
Parents have the right to receive written notice prior to when the district or area education agency (AEA) proposes or refuses to initiate or change the identification, evaluation, or placement of their child or the provision of a free appropriate public education.
This notice must be provided within a reasonable time of any proposed action.
The proposal or refusal must be an issue over which an IEP team has the authority to make a decision.
|Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)||
FAPE is the provision of special education and related services that
Prior Written Notice must be given to parents a reasonable time before the district or AEA implements the proposed or refused action, but after the district or AEA’s decision has been made.
|Content of Prior Written Notice||
Prior Written Notice must include the following:
Before the action is implemented, the parent, district, or AEA has the right to request a preappeal conference, use of AEA resolution facilitator process, or an impartial due process hearing on any proposed or refused action.
|IEP Team Responsibilities||
The IEP team should work toward consensus, but the LEA or AEA has the ultimate responsibility to ensure that the IEP includes the services that the child needs in order to receive FAPE.
|Examples of when to use PWN||
|Examples of when PWN is not required||