Free, Appropriate Public Education

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A Free, Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) for students with disabilities is one of the key provisions of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. 

Families may have questions about what exactly a free, appropriate public education means in their case. This fact sheet outlines:

  • What is a free, appropriate public education?
  • What laws protect a students' right to a free and appropriate education?
  • What to do if a parent believes their child is not receiving a FAPE?
  • What type of program is the school district required to provide?

Download the fact sheet to learn the answers to these questions.

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