Every year, the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and state regulations implementing IDEA require that parents be given a statement of procedural safeguards. (July 1, 2005). Other instances where procedural safeguards should be given to parents include: within five school days of the date of a referral for an initial evaluation, on the date that a decision was made to a change of placement due to disciplinary action, and upon request by the parent of an additional copy. In the event of a due process hearing request or child complaint, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) provides the procedural safeguards statement at the first filing.
The Putnam County R-I School District provides Procedural Safeguards in English, however, DESE provides several foreign language translations.