The Annual Written Notification provides you with information about your rights and protections under Federal Law
Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), effective March 18, 2013.
It assists you in making an informed decision about whether or not to give your consent to allow your school district to use
your/your child’s public benefits or insurance to pay for special education and related services. If your child has
been evaluated and found eligible for services under IDEA, your school district must develop an individualized
education program (IEP) for him/her. Part B of IDEA provides assistance to states and school districts in
making a free, appropriate public education available to children with disabilities in the least restrictive
environment by paying for a portion of your child’s special education and related services. Funds from a public
benefits or insurance program (for example, Medicaid funds) may also be used by your school district to help
pay for special education and related services.