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IDEA State Administrative Complaints

All states are required to have complaint procedures in place. States must also develop model forms to assist parents and other parties in filing state complaints. States may not require the use of these model forms, but complaints must contain the content required in 34 CFR §300.153.

Use the links below to locate information on IDEA state complaint procedures available on state educational agency websites (valid as of June 2018).

Alabama Hawaii* Michigan* North Carolina Texas
Alaska* Idaho Minnesota North Dakota Utah*
Arizona Illinois Mississippi* Ohio Vermont
Arkansas Indiana Missouri Oklahoma* Virginia
California Iowa Montana* Oregon Washington
Colorado Kansas Nebraska* Pennsylvania West Virginia
Connecticut Kentucky Nevada* Puerto Rico Wisconsin
Delaware Louisiana New Hampshire Rhode Island Wyoming*
District of Columbia Maine* New Jersey South Carolina*  
Florida Maryland New Mexico South Dakota  
Georgia Massachusetts New York Tennessee  

* These states are not providing adequate information on IDEA state administrative complaints and a model complaint form as required by IDEA Federal Regulations. Providing information exclusively in PDF is not an acceptable method as such documents may not be accessible to all.

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