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Parent and Student Rights and Responsibilities

Find Parent and Student Rights and Responsibilities in the APS Handbook, including information about the complaint process, foster care, non-discrimination, and more.

Complaints/Concerns of Parents or Students

When a parent/guardian encounters a non-threatening conflict or concern, they should work to resolve that issue at the most direct, local level. That means, a parent/guardian should communicate first with the classroom teacher. If communication with the teacher does not resolve the concern, the parent/guardian should call the school principal. If the school principal does not resolve the concern, the parent/guardian should call the Student, Family, and Employee Service Center.

Emergency, discrimination, harassment, and other complaints as outlined in the links below may be immediately addressed or elevated directly through specific mechanisms or to specific people and departments. Please also reference the “numbers to know” at the front of the handbook.

Foster Care

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), includes key provisions for supporting the educational stability of students who are in foster care. These provisions are intended to assist students in succeeding in school and extra-curricular activities by reducing the number of educational disruptions while increasing school stability.

Non-Discrimination

Office of Equity and Engagement

Title IX

Parental Consent

Parents of Students with Disabilities

Parent(s)/guardian(s) of a student who needs, or is believed to need, special education and related services have the right to receive notice of their procedural safeguards concerning identification, evaluation and placement under the IDEA. At least one time each year, parents/guardians must receive a copy of the procedural safeguards.

A student’s parent/guardian or representative of a student who is requesting an initial evaluation for special education, either verbally or in writing, must also receive a copy of the procedural safeguards.

Police Investigations

Research and Survey Proposals

Restraint

Safe Gun Storage

Student Education Records

Student Insurance

Teacher and Student Teacher

Tobacco

Visitor and Guests on Campus