Special Education In Charter Schools
Charter schools are a popular form of public education for many families in the San Diego area. What parents need to know is that a charter school in California is not exempt from providing children with special needs with the same services and support as any other public school in the state.
At The Law Office of Meagan Nuñez, our legal team is eager to help you assert your child’s rights to receive the educational opportunities she or he deserves. Our attorneys are deeply familiar with the state and federal laws that determine which accommodations schools are obligated to provide. We use our insight to advocate for children in a variety of academic settings, including charter schools.
What Are My Child’s Rights To Special Education In A Charter School?
While the charter school experience may be highly popular, children who require an individualized education program (IEP) to obtain a free and appropriate education (FAPE) can face difficult issues in the charter school setting.
Funding matters may concern the school, but parents should be aware that their children have rights to appropriate services and support whether they attend a charter or traditional public school.
Charter schools are bound by the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. These requirements include providing assessments and referrals and crafting an IEP for students with disabilities. If you are having difficulty in asserting your child’s right to a FAPE in a charter school, we are here to champion your case.
How We Can Help
We offer comprehensive special education services that can provide peace of mind for families who choose the charter school experience. We regularly help parents:
- Understand their child’s rights in this academic environment
- Determine whether their child meets eligibility requirements for special education
- Take the steps necessary to obtain assessments and referrals
- Identify whether their child would be better served with an IEP or special accommodations
- Prepare for and participate in special education hearings
- Resolve disciplinary issues
- Take legal action to assert their child’s right to services
We zealously advocate to ensure that your child obtains access to a meaningful education. You can rely on our knowledgeable team to identify the most efficient approach for handling your situation. We strive to limit the impact that your legal concern has on your child’s well-being and educational experience.
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You do not need to search for solutions alone. Our attorneys are passionate about disability rights and special education law. Please contact us to learn how we can use our experience and insight to protect your child’s academic opportunities.