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What is a NOREP?

What is a NOREP?

If your child required an IEP and you recently went through the process to obtain your child’s IEP, you will most likely receive a Notice of Recommended Educational Placement/Prior Written Notice. This form is also known as a NOREP/PWN. That being said, if you do not agree with the decision made regarding your child’s IEP, you will have 10 days to take action against the decision. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced Pennsylvania students’ rights attorney to learn more about NOREPs and how our firm may be able to help you. Here are some of the questions you may have about the process ahead:

What is a NOREP/PWN?

Essentially, if your child requires an IEP and you go through the process, the district is legally obligated to send you, the parent, a Notice of Recommending Educational Placement (NOREP). Essentially, this notification is a proposal regarding the future of your child’s educational program. Once you receive the notification, you will be given 10 days to respond as to whether you agree or disagree with the proposal. That being said, you should feel free to take those 10 days and not feel pressured to respond to the NOREP at the time of your IEP meeting.

What information does a NOREP include?

NOREPs include a wide variety of information, which you should take the time to read over. Some of the information you may find in your NOREP is as follows:

  • Whether the school will take any action regarding your child’s IEP and their reasoning for doing so
  • Whether they considered any other options
  • Their reasoning for refusing the application
  • The placement that the school is proposing for your child and the type of support that your child will receive

If you have any additional questions about NOREPs and what the best means for appealing these documents may be, please do not hesitate to speak with our experienced Pennsylvania students’ rights attorney today. Our firm has helped countless parents and their children through the years, and we know we have what it takes to do the same for you.

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