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Special Education Citizen Complaint Decisions

Special Education Citizen Complaint (SECC) decisions are listed below for complaints filed between January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2014. SECC decisions are written by OSPI following an investigation of a citizen complaint. Investigations are completed within 60 days of OSPI receiving the complaint. SECC decisions are posted on a calendar-year basis, after the last decision for a calendar year is issued.

How to read case numbers:

  • The first two digits indicate the calendar year the complaint was filed. The second two digits indicate the chronology of our receipt of the complaint. For example, citizen complaint “11-01” means the first complaint OSPI received in 2011.
  • Select a case number to link to the decision summary. The issues in the decision are also listed above each summary. When available, we have included a link directly to the decision from the summary. Summaries and decisions are also identified in the “issue index” below. Information that would lead to identifying a particular student is removed from decisions.

NOTE: SECC decisions reflect application of special education regulations to that particular case. Complaint decisions are not binding on special education due process hearing requests. Questions or comments about accessing these decisions can be directed to speced@k12.wa.us with Attention: Dispute Resolution in the subject line.

Decision Summaries:  2014 | 201320122011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

Issue Index

Issues

Case Numbers

Accommodations

14-72; 14-71; 14-22; 14-02; 13-06; 12-52; 11-53; 11-09; 11-05; 10-32; 10-26; 10-08; 10-02; 09-13; 09-08; 09-04; 09-02; 08-57; 08-52; 08-42; 08-26; 08-23

Adult Students

13-80; 13-52

Assistive Technology

14-24; 14-06; 13-84; 13-12; 12-56; 12-50; 12-05; 11-45; 11-09; 10-21; 09-02; 08-28; 08-23

Aversive Intervention

13-83; 13-82; 13-78; 13-72; 13-48; 13-44; 12-55; 12-46; 12-30; 12-17; 11-24; 10-31; 08-33; 08-08; 08-05

Behavior

14-82; 14-19; 13-59; 13-32; 13-22; 12-65; 12-51; 12-14; 12-04; 09-46; 09-44; 09-12; 08-21; 08-11; 08-08;

Child Find

14-44; 14-16; 12-45; 12-22; 09-36; 09-11; 08-18; 08-09

Compensatory Education

12-46; 12-40; 12-39; 12-32; 12-30; 12-28; 10-12

Complaint Procedures

14-08

Consent

14-16; 13-52; 13-13; 12-46; 11-25; 11-07B; 09-47; 09-25; 08-37; 08-09

Discipline

14-74; 14-65; 14-47; 14-45; 14-43; 14-36; 14-19; 14-13; 14-01; 13-80; 13-44; 13-32; 13-22; 13-20; 13-16; 13-14; 13-11; 12-38; 12-31; 12-20; 12-17; 12-12; 12-11; 11-57; 11-49; 11-34; 11-32; 11-17A; 11-15; 11-14; 11-10; 10-24; 10-23; 10-16; 10-11; 09-44; 09-41; 09-11; 08-56; 08-19; 08-09; 08-07

Disproportionality

12-03

Eligibility

14-76; 14-35; 13-52; 11-45; 10-20; 10-18; 10-17; 10-14; 09-20; 08-14

Extended School Year (ESY)

14-53; 13-48; 13-12; 12-44; 12-01; 11-08; 08-51; 08-47; 08-41; 08-19

Extra-Curricular Activities

12-56

Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)

12-32; 12-27; 11-10; 10-35; 09-47

FERPA

14-39

Harassment

10-35; 09-41; 07-42; 07-39; 07-26; 06-48; 06-26; 06-15

IEP Content

14-82; 14-72; 14-66; 13-59; 13-55; 13-50; 13-19; 13-12; 12-56; 12-41; 12-38; 12-01; 11-39; 11-21; 11-15; 11-08; 10-34; 10-21; 09-39; 09-35; 09-24; 09-22; 09-12; 08-49; 08-47; 08-39; 08-37; 08-34; 08-33; 08-23; 08-11

IEP Development

14-80; 14-67; 14-51; 13-35; 13-31; 13-23; 13-14; 13-10

IEP Implementation

14-82; 14-80; 14-79; 14-75; 14-74; 14-73; 14-72; 14-70; 14-68; 14-66; 14-65; 14-62; 14-61; 14-59; 14-58; 14-54; 14-52; 14-48; 14-41; 14-40; 14-37; 14-36; 14-33; 14-26; 14-21; 14-20; 14-15; 14-14; 14-13; 14-12; 14-06; 14-05; 14-03; 14-02; 13-82; 13-81; 13-78; 13-73; 13-72; 13-70; 13-69; 13-68; 13-67; 13-62; 13-60; 13-59; 13-58; 13-55; 13-54; 13-53; 13-50; 13-48; 13-45; 13-43; 13-42; 13-41; 13-39; 13-35; 13-33; 13-32; 13-29; 13-24; 13-23; 13-22; 13-21; 13-20; 13-19; 13-18; 13-16; 13-15; 13-14; 13-12; 13-11; 13-09; 13-06; 13-04; 13-01; 12-65; 12-61; 12-60; 12-59; 12-56; 12-55; 12-54; 12-51; 12-50; 12-49; 12-48; 12-47; 12-46; 12-45; 12-44; 12-43; 12-41; 12-38; 12-37; 12-36; 12-31; 12-30; 12-27; 12-24; 12-23; 12-21; 12-19; 12-17; 12-16; 12-15; 12-12; 12-11; 12-09; 12-05; 12-04; 11-57; 11-56; 11-53; 11-52; 11-51; 11-46; 11-45; 11-44; 11-43; 11-42; 11-40; 11-38; 11-36; 11-32; 11-29; 11-28; 11-22; 11-20; 11-18; 11-17B; 11-13; 11-11; 11-08; 11-06; 11-05; 11-02; 10-35; 10-34; 10-32; 10-29; 10-25; 10-24; 10-22; 10-21; 10-19; 10-11; 10-09; 10-08; 10-06; 10-04; 09-49; 09-48; 09-47; 09-46; 09-44; 09-43; 09-42; 09-41; 09-39; 09-27; 09-25; 09-24; 09-22; 09-19; 09-18; 09-17; 09-15; 09-14; 09-12; 09-09; 09-08; 09-04; 09-02; 08-58; 08-57; 08-56; 08-55; 08-52; 08-48; 08-47; 08-46; 08-43; 08-42; 08-40; 08-35; 08-31; 08-26; 08-21; 08-12; 08-11; 08-05; 08-04; 08-03

IEP Procedures

14-82; 14-81; 14-74; 14-73; 14-69; 14-66; 14-61; 14-58; 14-56; 14-54; 14-50; 14-48; 14-41; 14-40; 14-36; 14-35; 14-34; 14-33; 14-32; 14-28; 14-27; 14-23; 14-19; 14-15; 14-14; 14-13; 14-12; 14-06; 14-03; 14-02; 13-84; 13-76; 13-74; 13-73; 13-72; 13-71; 13-70; 13-68; 13-67; 13-62; 13-61; 13-56; 13-55; 13-54; 13-53; 13-50; 13-49; 13-48; 13-45; 13-44; 13-43; 13-42; 13-39; 13-38; 13-36; 13-34; 13-33; 13-32; 13-21; 13-15; 13-13; 13-12; 13-09; 13-04; 13-01; 12-64A; 12-62; 12-51; 12-44; 12-43; 12-41; 12-40; 12-30; 12-17; 12-16; 12-14; 12-09; 12-04; 12-01; 11-51; 11-46; 11-45; 11-43; 11-36; 11-35; 11-28; 11-22; 11-21; 11-20; 11-19; 11-18; 11-11; 11-07A; 11-05; 11-02; 10-27; 10-22; 10-19; 10-13; 10-11; 10-10; 10-09; 10-08; 09-48; 09-43; 09-42; 09-27; 09-25; 09-18; 09-17; 09-15; 09-12; 09-08; 08-58; 08-56; 08-55; 08-51; 08-49; 08-47; 08-41; 08-39; 08-35; 08-34; 08-32; 08-28; 08-20; 08-19; 08-11; 08-04; 08-03; 08-02

Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE)

14-50; 14-40; 14-24; 14-19; 14-06; 13-60; 13-55; 13-42; 13-15; 12-46; 11-50; 11-46; 10-20; 10-17; 09-40; 09-36; 09-35; 09-31; 09-09; 08-38; 08-27; 08-21; 08-17

Initial Evaluation

14-58; 14-51; 14-50; 14-67; 14-44; 14-18; 14-16; 13-61; 13-49; 12-61; 12-45; 12-40; 12-38; 12-34; 12-22; 11-19; 11-04; 10-33; 10-14; 09-33; 09-03; 08-56; 08-37

Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)

14-15; 13-84; 13-78; 13-60; 13-44; 13-41; 13-33; 13-20; 12-52; 12-47; 12-46; 12-17; 12-11; 12-01; 11-47; 11-33; 11-21; 10-28; 10-25; 10-21; 10-17; 09-48; 09-43; 09-29; 09-27; 09-02; 08-58; 08-56; 08-54; 08-51; 08-45; 08-35; 08-23; 08-22; 08-11

McKinney-Vento Services

13-18

Mediation/Resolution/
Due Process/Decision Implementation

14-07; 13-08; 13-02; 12-02; 11-27; 11-12; 09-05

Methodology

 

Native Language

14-36; 13-76; 13-24; 12-40; 12-38

Parent (Surrogate and Custody)

13-31; 13-30; 12-49; 11-35

Parent Participation

14-74; 14-69; 14-68; 14-56; 14-50; 14-45; 14-41; 14-40; 14-33; 14-29; 14-26; 14-21; 13-81; 13-76; 13-72; 13-67; 13-59; 13-56; 13-40; 13-38; 13-32; 13-31; 13-29; 13-25; 13-22; 13-16; 13-10; 13-09; 13-06; 12-62; 12-61; 12-57; 12-55; 12-49; 12-45; 12-44; 12-40; 12-37; 12-36; 12-31; 12-30; 12-24; 12-23; 12-19; 12-13; 12-11; 12-09; 12-06; 12-05; 12-04; 12-01; 11-50; 11-46; 11-43; 11-42; 11-41; 11-33; 11-32; 11-29; 11-19; 11-18; 11-16; 11-15; 11-11; 11-10; 11-07A; 11-06; 11-02; 10-33; 10-31; 10-21; 10-19; 10-16; 10-11; 10-10; 10-09; 10-06; 09-46; 09-45; 09-40; 09-39; 09-23; 09-22; 09-17; 09-15; 08-51; 08-49; 08-32; 08-28; 08-26; 08-11; 08-07; 08-02

Placement

14-66; 14-61; 14-40; 14-34; 14-27; 14-14; 14-13; 14-04; 13-78; 13-22; 12-19; 12-14; 12-13; 12-08; 11-57; 11-29; 11-19; 11-11; 11-10; 11-03; 10-28; 10-25; 10-16; 09-43; 09-40; 08-56; 08-22; 08-19

Prior Written Notice

14-53; 14-20; 13-77; 13-76; 13-70; 13-54; 13-38; 13-33; 12-38; 12-36; 12-30; 12-24; 12-09; 11-20; 11-07A; 11-06; 11-02; 10-08; 10-06; 09-45; 09-24; 08-39; 08-34; 08-02

Private School Equitable Services

14-25

Procedural Safeguards

13-33; 12-07

Program Length

14-28; 10-12; 08-57

Progress Reporting

14-73; 14-72; 14-66; 14-47; 14-20; 14-03; 13-58; 13-41; 13-22; 13-19; 13-04; 12-59; 12-56; 12-55; 12-37; 12-36; 12-32; 12-27; 12-24; 12-23; 12-21; 12-17; 12-11; 12-05; 12-04; 12-01; 11-56; 11-51; 11-45; 11-36; 11-32; 11-28; 11-21; 11-20; 11-11; 11-06; 10-38; 10-22; 10-21; 10-09; 10-02; 09-43; 09-29; 09-25; 09-18; 09-14; 09-12; 09-02; 08-39; 08-34; 08-04

Reevaluation

14-82; 14-76; 14-66; 14-61; 14-59; 14-56; 14-47; 14-41; 14-38; 14-36; 14-23; 14-06; 13-78; 13-77; 13-75; 13-67; 13-62; 13-59; 13-55; 13-54; 13-52; 13-43; 13-38; 13-32; 13-23; 13-19; 13-15; 13-13; 12-56; 12-55; 12-46; 12-36; 12-19; 11-46; 11-11; 11-07B; 10-11B; 10-10; 10-04; 09-45; 09-43; 09-38; 09-37; 09-20; 09-12; 09-09; 08-57; 08-56; 08-49; 08-47; 08-41; 08-28; 08-27; 08-23; 08-21

Related Services

13-84; 13-75; 12-15; 12-01; 09-35; 08-48; 08-44; 08-40; 08-04

Secondary Transition

14-67; 14-66; 14-06; 14-03; 12-56; 12-50; 12-12; 11-18B; 10-02; 08-31; 08-11

Staff Qualifications

14-73; 14-72; 14-57; 14-54; 14-47; 13-08; 12-46; 12-19; 11-55; 11-47; 11-40; 11-11; 10-22; 08-55; 08-23; 08-19; 08-08

Student Records

14-77; 14-72; 14-33; 14-19; 14-16; 14-03; 13-76; 13-74; 13-72; 13-59; 13-55; 13-51; 13-47; 13-40; 13-37; 13-09; 13-01; 12-57; 12-52; 12-37; 12-24; 11-45; 11-32; 11-29; 11-26; 11-25; 11-18; 10-17; 10-09; 10-17; 10-09; 09-24; 08-50; 08-38; 08-32; 08-25; 08-08; 08-04

Student Transfer

14-38; 14-35; 14-30; 14-29; 14-05; 13-68; 13-61; 13-53; 13-30; 13-09; 12-58; 12-57; 12-32; 12-29; 11-48; 11-47; 11-41; 11-35; 10-37; 10-33; 10-32; 10-27; 09-45; 09-12; 08-53; 08-49; 08-35; 08-34; 08-15

Transition from Part C to Part B

14-51; 14-18; 08-37

Transportation

14-55; 14-53; 14-48; 13-34; 12-50; 12-39; 12-28; 12-15; 11-37; 08-13

Redacted Complaints

 

2014 (PDF)
2013 (PDF)
2012 (PDF)
2011 (PDF)
2010 (PDF)
2009 (PDF)
2008 (PDF)
2007 (PDF)
2006 (PDF)

 

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