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PDFWAC 392-172A-05025

Procedures for filing a complaint.

(1) An organization or individual, including an organization or individual from another state, may file with the OSPI special education division, a written, signed complaint that the OSPI, or a subgrantee of the OSPI including, but not limited to, an ESD, school district, or other subgrantee is violating or has violated Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act or regulations implementing the act.
(2)(a) A written complaint filed with OSPI will include:
(i)(A) A statement that the agency has violated or is violating one or more requirements of Part B of IDEA including the state and federal regulations implementing the act; or
(B) A statement that the school district is not implementing a mediation agreement or a resolution agreement;
(ii) The facts on which the statement is based;
(iii) The signature and contact information, including an address of the complainant; and
(iv) The name and address of the school district, or other agency subject to the complaint.
(b) If the allegations are with respect to a specific student the information must also include:
(i) The name and address of the student, or in the case of a homeless child or youth, contact information for the student;
(ii) The name of the school the student attends and the name of the school district;
(iii) A description of the nature of the problem of the student, including the facts relating to the problem; and
(iv) A proposed resolution of the problem to the extent known and available to the party at the time the complaint is filed.
(c) The complainant must send a copy of the complaint to the agency serving the student at the same time the complainant files the complaint with OSPI. Complaints under this chapter are filed with the assistant superintendent of special education, OSPI.
(d) The complaint must allege a violation that occurred not more than one year prior to the date that the complaint is received.
(e) The OSPI has developed a form for use by persons or organizations filing a complaint. Use of the form is not required, but the complaint must contain the elements addressed in (a) and (b) of this subsection.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.155.090. WSR 21-19-065, § 392-172A-05025, filed 9/14/21, effective 10/15/21; WSR 17-23-054, § 392-172A-05025, filed 11/9/17, effective 12/10/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.155.090(7) and 42 U.S.C. 1400 et. seq. WSR 07-14-078, § 392-172A-05025, filed 6/29/07, effective 7/30/07.]
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