Per federal regulations at 34 CFR 300.509, this form has been developed to assist parents and other parties in filing a State Special Education Complaint. The use of this form is recommended, but not required. The completed form should be sent to the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) as well as the child’s local school district or to the public agency that is serving the child.
Request for State Special Education Complaint forms*:
*If the form is not used to submit a State Special Education Complaint, a letter with the following information must be submitted: (a) signature and contact information for the person filing the complaint; (b) name and address of residence of the child; (c) name of school the child attends; (d) a statement detailing the alleged violation(s) and the facts on which the statement is based; and (e) a proposed resolution to the problem. If able, provide necessary documentation such as copies of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). The complaint (either letter or form) must be forwarded to the local school district or the public agency serving the child.
Signed State Special Education Complaints may be mailed, faxed, or scanned and sent via email to the following:
The Illinois State Board of Education
Special Education Services Department
100 North First Street
Springfield, Illinois 62777-0001