Families and Parent Resources
Mercer Island School District is committed to supporting parents in understanding special education processes and procedures. The case manager of the evaluation or IEP (Individualized Education Plan) is the parent’s direct point of contact for any questions related to the district’s processes for a child’s special education evaluation and/or IEP. Additionally, students or families who would like additional support in communicating with school district staff can learn more about OSPI Special Education Parent Liaisons and other publicly funded organizations for parent support at http://www.k12.wa.us/SpecialEd/Families/Assistance.aspx.Parent and student rights are also explained in the Procedural Safeguards. If students or parents require additional assistance in understanding the special education process, The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) provides thorough guidance for families related to special education in Washington State which can be found by visiting http://www.k12.wa.us/SpecialEd/Families/default.aspx
The translated versions of the Procedural Safeguards are now available in Chinese (Simplified), Khmer, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.