Some parents believe the only way to get a public school to correct it’s errors with our children who have IEPs is to file for “due process”.
In a very small number of instances that is true. However, in most instances there are several other less cumbersome avenues to consider.
Parents aren’t aware most of the public school district’s in Missouri have an insurance policy in place that provides them with legal representation AGAINST THE PARENT when a parent files “due process”. So the parent on a limited-income is already in a “David vs. Goliath” scenario. Is this why school district’s don’t hesitate to encourage a parent to request “due process”?
Due process is often costly, lengthy, stressful and slow (compared to other processes).
Advocates at The IEP Center can help a parent with other avenues to pursue when the public school needs to correct problems our child experiences.
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Visit our website to arrange for an advocate to assist. Marilyn McClure, CRP, is a certified teacher, parent of a child with developmental disabilities, and former due process hearing panel member in Missouri.
Advocates at The IEP Center are not attorneys and do not give legal advice. Consult an attorney. We do not represent anyone.
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