ERIC Number: ED380963
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Inquiry and Complaint System Relating to the Education of Exceptional Children. AZ-TAS Themes & Issues: A Series of Topical Papers on Special Education.
Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix. Div. of Special Education.
This paper outlines procedures for making inquiries or complaints relating to the education of children and youth with disabilities in Arizona. It encourages individuals to first contact the administration of the local public school district or agency and then offers steps to follow to register a complaint with the Arizona Department of Education, Special Education Section. The responsibility of the state agency in investigating and responding to the complaint is outlined. Corrective action that will be taken if areas of noncompliance are found is presented. A memorandum from the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services offers information on the Secretarial Review Process, in which a party to a complaint has the right to request that the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education review the State education agency's final decision on that complaint. The guidelines address who can request Secretarial review, what information should be submitted, criteria used by the Assistant Secretary in determining whether to grant or deny a request for Secretarial review, and results of Secretarial review decisions. (JDD)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix. Div. of Special Education.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona