In This Issue ...
June 4, 2013
Your state Department of Education must develop a system to provide information about state complaint procedures and how to resolve parent-school complaints.
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is responsible for resolving complaints of discrimination.
- Take care when you use your state complaint system or OCR.
- Use complaints only if you can prove that the school is breaking the law.
- Never base a complaint on what someone tells you.
In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate you'll find advice about filing complaints, warnings to heed, and questions to ask before you decide whether to proceed with a complaint.
Please don't hesitate to forward this series to other friends, families, or colleagues.
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Filing Complaints: Tactics & Tips
Before you file a complaint, be very, very certain that you will never want to file for a hearing on the same issue.
In 18 Tips for Filing Complaints, Pat Howey shares strategies for filing a complaint with the state department of education.