Monday, January 24, 2011

CDE Compliance Complaint Announcement

Article from DREDF Special EDition - January 2011

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) is taking a close look at the California Department of Education (CDE) and its handling of special education and/or disability discrimination compliance complaints. We have found that some parents are experiencing problems with CDE's handling of compliance complaints, and DREDF would like more information. We would like to know if you have had any problems with CDE's handling of a compliance complaint in the last two years.

NOTE: this concerns Compliance Complaints you filed with the CDE Procedural Safeguards Referral Service (PSRS) unit and/or the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO รข€“ which investigates discrimination complaints), involving:

  • the school district's failure to implement IEPs
  • the school district's violation of the legal IEP process or rights mandated by federal IDEA and state law
  • discrimination in providing or not providing school and school-related programs and services to students with disabilities.

This does NOT concern Due Process complaints filed with Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) for disagreements on which services your child needs.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your Compliance Complaint, but unsure if there was anything wrong with the way it was handled by CDE, feel free to let us know that too.

Please email with the subject: "Compliance"

Feel free to pass this on to other California families.

Please reply no later than Tuesday, February 15, 2011, as this is a time-sensitive matter.

Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF)
Ed Roberts Campus
3075 Adeline Street, Suite 210
Berkeley, CA 94703

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