AB 1841 went into effect on January 1, 2010, and deals with parental consent in regarding public school special education. Existing law requires a local educational agency (LEA) to make "reasonable efforts to obtain" parental consent to offer special education to a child; a parent is not required to consent and if he or she consents, the consent is revokable aat any time.
The [revised regulations] keep those provisions and adds: a public agency is not required to amend educational records to show that a child received special ed/services if a revocation is written after the services were provided. It also requires an LEA to file a request for due sprocess if the parent or guardian of a special needs child refuses all services after having consented in the past.
The [revised regulations delete] the requirement of seeking due process and prohibits an LEA from providing special ed/services to a child once a written revocation of consent has been received.
Further:The law [provides] that a public agency is not required to convene an individualized education program team meeting or develop an individualized education program for the child for further provision of special education and related services.