Special Education

Special Education Rights for Parents and Children

The procedural safeguards (parent/children rights) notice is based on a model developed by the United States Department of Education, with adaptations for use by Wisconsin School districts and other local education agencies. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Federal law concerning the education of students with disabilities, requires schools to provide parents of a child with a disability with a notice containing a full explanation of the procedural safeguards available under the IDEA and U.S. Department of Education regulations.

Special Education in Plain Language

A user-friendly Interactive Handbook on Special Education Laws, Policies, and Practices in Wisconsin. The 2009 publication has been updated with a 2019 supplement.

Academic & Career Planning (ACP

Academic & Career Planning (ACP) is intended to equip students and their families with the tools necessary to make more informed choices about postsecondary education and training as it leads to careers. It is part of DPI's overall vision for every student to graduate high school college and career ready. That means students must be competent both socially and emotionally. We want our students to be strong critical thinkers, collaborate and solve real-world problems, and persevere when things aren’t quite going their way. 

When put together, it’s about making them productive adults with satisfying careers.

Visit the WIsconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) website for more information on ACP or view the Academic and Career Planning pages for each School District in Walworth County at the Walworth County Public School Districts (PDF) page.