(1) Parents of students eligible for special education have rights regarding the protection of the confidentiality of any personally identifiable information collected, used, or maintained under WAC 392-172A-05180
, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, state laws contained in Title 28A
RCW that address personally identifiable information, regulations implementing state law, and Part B of IDEA.
(2) State forms, procedural safeguards and parent handbooks regarding special education are available in Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian, Cambodian, and Korean, and alternate formats on request.
(3) Personally identifiable information about students for use by the OSPI, special education section, may be contained in state complaints, due process hearing requests, monitoring hearing requests and decisions, safety net applications, and mediation agreements. The state may also receive personally identifiable information as a result of grant evaluation performance. This information is removed before forwarding information to other agencies or individuals requesting the information, unless the parent or adult student consents to release the information or the information is allowed to be released without parent consent under the regulations implementing the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, 34 C.F.R. Part 99.
(4) School districts are responsible for child find activities for students who may be eligible for special education. If the state were to conduct any major identification, location, or evaluation activity, the state would publish notices in newspapers with circulation adequate to notify parents throughout the state of the activity, notify school districts and post information on its web site.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.155.090(7) and 42 U.S.C. 1400 et. seq. 07-14-078, § 392-172A-05185, filed 6/29/07, effective 7/30/07.]