In 2011, the U.S. Department of Education said that schools no longer had to get parental consent EACH time it accessed public benefits or public insurance – schools must seek consent just once when a service begins and annually thereafter, as long as they are provided a detailed notice about what they are signing and understand they can revoke consent at anytime.
Now, the U.S. Department of Education is providing a model of what such a notice could look like to be in compliance with this change. Click here to view the model notice and information from the Office of Special Education Programs.
CEC – along with others in the advocacy community – called for this change because the system had become unworkable for both parents and schools (see past blog posting on this issue). CEC applauded the Department for making this change in the final regulations, which you can read here.