New Jersey Department of Education Legal Rights During COVID-19 Guidance

The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) has become aware of instances in which school districts are requiring parents or guardians to waive certain legal rights or give written consent for services as a condition for receipt of special education or related services. The purpose of this guidance is to clarify the legal rights of students and parents during COVID-19. It explains how the practice of requiring parents or guardians to waive certain legal rights violates the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and NJDOE regulations.

This resource is for New Jersey residents and organizations

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YAI’s COVID-19 Database was created to help people find services and information during the coronavirus pandemic. The services listed are provided by organizations outside of YAI. Questions about specific resources may be directed to the contacts listed.

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