Parental Rights: The Maryland Procedural Safeguards Notice

The procedural safeguards notice includes a full explanation of your rights in an easily understandable manner and in your native language. This procedural safeguards notice applies to children and families receiving services through an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) and also to children/students receiving services through an Individualized Education Program (IEP).  The protections included in this document are established by the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004) and the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR).

Native Language
Electronic Mail
Prior Written Notice

Surrogate Parents
Independent Educational Evaluation
Confidentiality of Information
Discipline of Children with Disabilities
Parental Unilateral Placement of Children in Private Schools at Public Expense
Transfer of Parental Rights at Age of Majority
Resolving Disagreements

Click the link below for a copy of the Parent Rights: Maryland Procedural Safeguards Notice - Updated July 1, 2021:

Parental Rights - Maryland Procedural Safeguards Notice

If you require the Parental Rights document in another language other than English, please click on the link below.

Parental Rights - Maryland Procedural Safeguards Notice - other languages


According to state and federal special education laws, parents/guardians have the right to an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE) of their child at public expense if they disagree with an evaluation of the child conducted by the district.  The Carroll County Public Schools (CCPS) has established procedures for obtaining an IEE and criteria for the selection of an appropriate evaluator.  Click on the link below to review CCPS' IEE Criteria.

CCPS' Independent Educational Evaluation Criteria


For children and families receiving services through an IFSP, parents are to receive a copy of Procedural Safeguards in conjunction with Prior Written Notice.

For children receiving services through an IEP, parents are to receive a copy of the procedural safeguards document one time a year, except a public agency is to give parents another copy of the document:

  • Upon initial referral or parental request for evaluation;
  • Upon receipt of the first written State complaint in a school year;
  • Upon receipt of the first due process complaint in a school year;
  • When a decision is made to take a disciplinary action; and
  • Upon parent request.

If you have any questions regarding the Parental Rights, please contact your son or daughter's case manager or you may contact the CCPS Partners for Success  at 410-751-3955.