Special Education State Complaint Resolution Procedures
Effective Date:February 29, 2016 | Topics:
This publication outlines the procedures that are followed when complainants allege that the rights of one or more students eligible for services under the IDEA, Chapters 14 or 711 in the State Board Regulations or corresponding federal statutes or regulations have been violated. The IDEA requires the Bureau of Special Education (BSE) to encourage local and less adversarial resolutions to issues. However, federal regulations are clear that resolution activities cannot bar the complaint investigation process.
The purpose of these procedures is to:
1. Clearly articulate the process to be followed.
2. Serve as a reference guide and training document.
3. Ensure compliance with federal and state guidelines.