The Texas Family Code lays out a complicated set of rules regarding parental rights. We have taken the Family Code and the IDEA and broken it down into an easy-to-use chart to assist special education staff in determining who has the right to participate and /or make decisions. For example, you will be able to determine if a parent, guardian, surrogate parent, foster parent, other family member or advocate is entitled to:
- Receive written notice to attend an ARD meeting
- Receive a copy of a student's records
- Request a due process hearing
Answers to these and other difficult questions are on our legal size chart. Footnoted explanations are on the flip side.