Parents may file a complaint concerning perceived violations of federal or state law or regulations governing special education and related services. Information for the Office of Administrative Hearings where a complaint can be filed is in the Procedural Safeguards and will be provided upon request. Copies in multiple languages are online and also are available from the Department of Special Services.
When filing a complaint, include child’s name, contact information, school attending and a written description of the problem, related facts and proposed resolution and provide a copy of the filing to the Director of Special Services. (Cal. Code Regs., tit. 5, Section 4630)
Complaints alleging violations of federal and state special education laws or regulations may be mailed to:
California Department of Education
Special Education Division
Procedural Safeguards Referral Service
1430 N Street, Suite 2401
Sacramento, CA 95814
Procedural Safeguards provide you information about your specific parent rights and due process.
Click here for Procedural Safeguards in Multiple Languages
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