What is "Stay Put" and why is it important?
One of the most important protections or "Procedural Safeguards" for students in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act or IDEA is the maintenance of current educational placement, often called "stay put." The IDEA requires that the student remain in the "then-current educational placement" for the duration of all IDEA proceedings. Stay put protects students while a dispute about their IEP is pending. This protection only applies if a due process complaint or other I