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Federal and state law requires parents to file complaints within one year of the school district's violation.  The CDE is required to povide a response back to the parents within 60 days of receipt of complaint.

Compliance Complaints

Written complaint by parent or guardian to the California Department of Education (CDE) when a school violates either the Federal IDEA or California State education laws affecting special education

Districts violate the law by failing to implement a child's special education program, for example.

To make a complaint, a parent writes to the CDE and provides the department with a state of fact indicating that a school district violated the Federl IDEA (IDEA)or the California Education Code (CEC)as it relates to that child.