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:
• 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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