The state complaint investigation process is a procedure that is established under both the Federal and State special education laws and rules. In a state complaint, a person who has knowledge of the educational issues concerning the child may file a written, signed complaint. The complaint must identify the child (or in some cases children), the facts that have led to the dispute and the suggestions for how the situation needs to be fixed.
State Complaints Related to the CPS Public Inquiry and Corrective Action Plan:
There is pending legislation that would extend the statue of limitations from one (1) year to two (2) years for State Complaints specific to the CPS Public Inquiry and Corrective Action Plan. These complaints would apply to the following concerns as described in the
Final Report of Public Inquiry:
- Paraprofessional Services
- Specific Learning Disability (SLD) Eligibility
- Therapeutic Day Placements
- Extended School Year (ESY) Services
Parents who feel that their complaint falls within these categories for the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 School Year and wish to file a formal State Compliant would need to complete the ISBE State Complaint Form in this section.