The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004 is the federal law that guarantees a free appropriate public education to students with disabilities referred for or determined eligible to receive special education services.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004, concerning the education of students with disabilities, requires schools to provide you, the parents of a student with a disability, or suspected disability, with a notice containing a full explanation of the rights available to you under IDEA and the U.S. Department of Education regulations. The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) oversees State rules governing the provision of special education. These rules are found in Chapter 392-172A Washington Administrative Code (WAC). This document conforms to the U.S. Department of Education’s Model Procedural Safeguards Notice, revised in June 2009.