Special Education

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The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a federal law that protects the rights of students with disabilities. In addition to standard school records, for children with disabilities education records could include evaluation and testing materials, medical and health information, Individualized Education Programs and related notices and consents, progress reports, materials related to disciplinary actions and mediation agreements. Such information is gathered from a number of sources, including the student’s parents and staff of the school of attendance. Also, with parental permission, information may be gathered from additional pertinent sources, such as doctors and other health care providers. This information is collected to assure the child is identified, evaluated, and provided a free appropriate public education in accordance with state and federal special education laws. Each agency participating under Part B of IDEA must assure that it complies with the federal confidentiality laws at all stages of gathering, storing, retaining and disclosing education records to third parties. In addition, the destruction of any education records of a child with a disability must be in accordance with IDEA regulatory requirements. For additional information or to file a complaint, you may call the federal government at (202) 260-3887 (voice) or 1-800-877-8339 (TDD) OR the Arizona Department of Education (ADE/ESS) at (602) 542-4013. Or you may contact:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
Exceptional Student Services
Washington, Dc. 20202-5901

Arizona Dept of Education
Exceptional Student Services
1535 W. Jefferson St. Bin 24
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Contact Information
Amanda Buda
District Special Education Director / 504 Compliance Officer
3201 South Gilbert Rd.
Chandler Az, 85286
(480) 270-5438

For Special Education record requests, please contact:
Rometa Nguyen (rometa.nguyen@legacytraditional.org)
(480) 270-5438 ext. 1092
or fax (520) 208-9927