Reasonable Access Sample Administrative Procedure
Reasonable Access for Parents of Special Education Students - Sample Administrative Procedure and Request Form (Dec. 2009)
The parent of a student receiving special education services, or being evaluated for eligibility, must be afforded reasonable access to educational facilities, personnel, classrooms, and buildings. 105 ILCS 5/14-8.02(g-5), added by P.A. 96-657. The same right of access must be afforded an independent educational evaluator or a qualified professional retained by or on behalf of a parent or child.
The Illinois Council of School Attorneys and IASB have prepared the documents described below to help school districts and special education cooperatives comply with this law:
6:120-AP2, Administrative Procedure - Access to Classrooms and Personnel
6:120-AP2, E1, Exhibit - Request to Access Classroom(s) or Personnel for Special Education Evaluation/Observation Purposes
We specifically recognize the following attorneys for their assistance: Kathryn Vander Broek, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP; Teri E. Engler, Sraga Hauser, LLC.; Mary Kay Klimesh, Seyfarth Shaw LLP; Bennett Rodick, Hodges, Loizzi, Eisenhammer, Rodick & Kohn; Melinda Selbee, Illinois Association of School Boards; Laura M. Sinars, Robbins, Schwartz, Nicholas, Lifton & Taylor, Ltd.; Patricia J. Whitten, Franczek Radelet P.C.
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