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    State Complaint

     

    A State complaint is a written, signed statement explaining that a local or State educational agency (e.g., school district or other public agency) may not have followed the laws about educating students with disabilities, as set by federal or New York State (NYS) law. If a parent, individual, or organization thinks a rule was broken, they can file this written, signed complaint with the New York State Education Department (NYSED). Once the NYSED receives a complaint, they must check if the rules were really broken and share their findings in a written report. The NYSED encourages parents and school districts to try resolving issues through peaceful methods like mediation whenever possible.

    For more information:

    Companion Video 1: Overview of Written State Complaints

    Companion Video 2: After a Written State Complaint is Filed

    *The guide and companion videos are produced by CADRE. You can find the original material, ‘IDEA Dispute Resolution Parent Guide & Companion Video,’ on the CADRE website at https://www.cadreworks.org/resources/cadre-materials/idea-dispute-resolution-parent-guides 

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