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  • Prior written notice:

    report that the school must provide explaining in detail what action is proposed, how the decision was made, what documentation was relied on in supporting the decision, what other options it considered for prospective special education students, and why it rejected those other options; part of due process.

  • Privilege:

    a particular benefit of the student that is not a right (examples: membership in a sport, a specific class) and thus due process does not necessarily apply (unless the privilege is directly related to that student’s right to education).

  • Protections:

    laws against discrimination toward children with disabilities; the focus of Section 504 legislation.