Self-Help Brochure from SEOLS

Special Education: Your Rights and Responsibilities

This brochure explains the rights and responsibilities parents and students have to a free, appropriate public education. The brochure talks about the Individualized Education Program (IEP) and other rights.

School Discipline: Know Your Rights

This brochure explains the school discipline process and the rights of students and parents.

Understanding Truancy

This brochure explains how a student becomes a habitual truant student, how that affects the student and the student’s parents, and how to fix the truancy issues.

Ohio’s SAFE Act

Frequently Asked Questions about the Supporting Alternatives for Fair Education

The SAFE Act is legislation designed to reduce the number of out-of-school suspensions and expulsions of students in pre-K through 3rd grade.

Illegal School Fees

Frequently Asked Questions about School Fees

ORC § 3313.642 states that “[N]o board of education of a school district shall charge a fee to a pupil who is eligible for free lunch… for any materials needed… to participate fully in a course of instruction.”

Enrollment Information

Frequently Asked Questions about Enrollment

Links to Resources on Other Websites

How do I get my child evaluated for special education services?

Disability Rights Ohio has information and forms on how you can have your child evaluated for special education services.

Getting a school to follow your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP)

Disability Rights Ohio has information and forms on how you can have your child’s school to follow his or her IEP.

A Guide to Parent Rights in Special Education

The Ohio Department of Education publishes A Guide to Parents Rights in Special Education. It is available in several languages.

Special Education: Early Intervention Services & Payment for Services

Disability Rights Ohio has a brochure on early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities. The brochure also talks about how those services are paid.

Special Education: Behavioral Problems in School

Disability Rights Ohio has a brochure on how to address behavior problems when the child has an Individualized Educational Program (IEP).

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