Special Education Services
Barstow Unified School District offers a continuum of special education supports and services to all students who meet any of the 13 disability categories as defined by IDEA (2004). Each student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP) will be implemented, and meetings will be scheduled on an annual basis to review progress and update goals. Each student with an IEP in the district is assigned a Case Manager who is responsible for following student's progress, coordinating services with all service providers, and communicating with the entire IEP team. Any questions or concerns about special education services should be addressed with the assigned Case Manager or the School Site Administrator.
Notice of Procedural Safeguards/Parents Rights:
Parents and Guardians of students with disabilities are afforded rights in the special education process. A full copy of the Parent Rights and Procedural Safeguards documents is to be offered to families at each annual Individual Education Plan (IEP) meeting, and parents and guardians may ask any IEP team member questions about the process along the way.
A BRIEF SYNOPSIS OF PARENTAL RIGHTS AND PROCEDURAL SAFEGUARDS (This is not an official document. It is used as a verbal reference by IEP facilitators.)
- You have a right to be a member of the IEP team to make decisions regarding the identification, evaluation, and educational placement of your child.
- The IEP team must consider your concerns regarding the education of your child.
- You have a right to invite other people to the IEP meeting.
- You have a right to informed consent before signing, for example, the IEP, Assessment Plan, or permission to enroll.
- You have a right to be informed of your child’s progress as often as parents of nondisabled children.
- You have a right to an independent educational evaluation at public expense if you disagree with the District’s assessment.
- You have a right to review records within 5 days of request.
- You have a right to record via audio an IEP meeting provided you give the IEP team 24-hour notice.
- You have a right to be notified of suspensions and participate in meetings about decisions on disciplinary actions or behavioral plans.
- You have a right to request a mediation conference and/or due process hearing if issues cannot be resolved at the school level.
Barstow Unified School Districts has our Special Education (SpEd)/504 Liaison which is a neutral and confidential resource for families in BUSD that provide support, guidance and assistance to parents and guardians of students with special needs during the Special Education and Section 504 processes. Click here for more information regarding our liaisons.
If you would like to request assistance from one of the staff members please complete the online Special Education/504 Liaisons Request Form
Or call 760-255-6028
One of our SpEd/504 Liaisons will contact you.