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(7.29) What role do parents play in determining the educational placement of their child?

(7.29) What role do parents play in determining the educational placement of their child?

The parent must be part of any group who makes a special education placement decision. [20 U.S.C. Sec. 1414(e); 34 C.F.R. sec. 300.327.] In addition, the team (including the parent) that makes placement decisions must be guided by the requirement that special classes, separate schooling or other removals of children with disabilities from general classes only occurs if the nature or severity of the disability is such that education (with supplementary aids and services) cannot be achieved satisfactorily in a general education environment. [34 C.F.R. Sec. 300.114(a)(2)(ii); Cal. Ed. Code Sec. 56342(b).]