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Special Education Letters for Parents

These are samples correspondence with instructions that parents of special needs children can use to draft letters to their child’s school district or other location educational agency (county office of education, etc.). IDEA 2004 and California Education Code citations as well as any relevant case law are also included.

Please note these samples are specifically for parents residing in California. Parents who live outside California may need to modify the letters to accurately reflect their state’s education code and/or judicial circuit.

There are two link options for each letter: Wiki page or download MS Word document.

Educational File Request

Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE) Request