Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Partners with District on Parent Program

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law successfully launched its Parental Readiness and Empowerment Program (PREP) thanks to the generous support of Qualcomm, Inc. and its partnership with the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD).
This past spring, PREP:
  • Trained almost 300 parents about their child’s educational rights;
  • Recruited 25 volunteers to provide educational consultation advice to 24 parents
  • Facilitated three workshops in collaboration with SDUSD’s Parent Outreach and Engagement Department
Workshops in March and May focused on parents’ rights and responsibilities regarding school discipline. The June workshop focused on the parents’ role in special education identification and advocating for Individual Education Plan (IEP) services.
For more information, contact the committee at or call 202-662-8600.