Monday, January 7, 2019

Prior Written Notice

Did you know that your anytime your child's school proposes a change to their services, or your make a request that is denied, you need to receive a letter in writing stating this. This is called Prior Written Notice.

In the state of Tennessee, Prior Written Notice (PWN) is required when your school system proposes, refuses or initiates a change of:

• Evaluation
• Identification (determining a student is eligible)
• Appropriate educational placement
• Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)

Anytime the school says “no” about education, or a change of service is proposed or refused, parents must be provided a completed Prior Written Notice form. If it is NOT provided, ask for it. This is a parental right. 

For a printable version of the graphic above along with a sample PWN form, please CLICK HERE.

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