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Special Education Citizen Complaint Decisions

Special Education Citizen Complaint (SECC) decisions are listed below for complaints filed between January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2013. 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:  201320122011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006

Issue Index

Issues

Case Numbers

Accommodations

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; 07-67; 07-39; 07-36; 07-30; 07-29; 07-10; 07-04; 06-67; 06-63; 06-26; 06-04

Adult Students

13-80; 13-52

Assistive Technology

13-84; 13-12; 12-56; 12-50; 12-05; 11-45; 11-09; 10-21; 09-02; 08-28; 08-23; 07-50; 06-50; 06-36; 06-33; 06-25

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; 07-73; 07-48; 07-23; 06-49; 06-40; 06-36; 06-14

Behavior

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; 07-67; 07-39; 07-23; 06-65; 06-56; 06-49; 06-36; 06-30; 06-28; 06-26; 06-22; 06-14

Child Find

12-45; 12-22; 09-36; 09-11; 08-18; 08-09; 07-30; 07-25; 07-24; 07-19; 07-17; 06-64; 06-37

Compensatory Education

12-46; 12-40; 12-39; 12-32; 12-30; 12-28; 10-12; 07-63; 07-55; 07-54; 07-03

Consent

13-52; 13-13; 12-46; 11-25; 11-07B; 09-47; 09-25; 08-37; 08-09; 07-20; 06-55; 06-35; 06-28

Discipline

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; 07-54; 07-33; 07-23; 06-65; 06-56; 06-49; 06-26; 06-19; 06-14; 06-03

Disproportionality

12-03

Eligibility

13-52; 11-45; 10-20; 10-18; 10-17; 10-14; 09-20; 08-14; 07-71; 07-30; 07-27; 07-24; 07-21

Extended School Year (ESY)

13-48; 13-12; 12-44; 12-01; 11-08; 08-51; 08-47; 08-41; 08-19; 07-62; 07-55; 07-54; 07-32; 07-20; 07-07; 06-33; 06-24; 06-17

Extra-Curricular Activities

12-56

Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)

12-32; 12-27; 11-10; 10-35; 09-47; 07-42; 07-41; 07-39; 07-38; 07-26; 07-11; 07-06; 06-67; 06-48; 06-40; 06-37; 06-35; 06-15

Harassment

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

IEP Content

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; 07-72; 07-52; 07-33; 07-26; 07-16; 06-62; 06-48; 06-45; 06-32; 06-30; 06-28; 06-26; 06-23; 06-20; 06-17; 06-15; 06-14; 06-12; 06-10; 06-03

IEP Development

13-35; 13-31; 13-23; 13-14; 13-10

IEP Implementation

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; 07-71; 07-68; 07-67; 07-62; 07-50; 07-47; 07-46; 07-43; 07-39; 07-38; 07-36; 07-32; 07-31; 07-28; 07-22; 07-20; 07-16; 07-13; 07-12; 07-11; 07-10; 07-07; 07-05; 07-04; 07-03; 07-02; 07-01; 06-67; 06-65; 06-63; 06-62; 06-58; 06-52; 06-46; 06-40; 06-37; 06-36; 06-35; 06-33; 06-31; 06-26; 06-24; 06-22; 06-20; 06-17; 06-15; 06-14; 06-13; 06-09; 06-04; 06-01

IEP Procedures

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; 07-72; 07-63; 07-62; 07-58; 07-57; 07-55; 07-52; 07-47; 07-43; 07-38; 07-27; 07-23; 07-22; 07-21; 07-20; 07-19; 07-08; 07-07; 07-04; 07-01; 06-67; 06-63; 06-57; 06-50; 06-49; 06-48; 06-46; 06-45; 06-43; 06-42; 06-37; 06-36; 06-35; 06-33; 06-32; 06-28; 06-25; 06-22; 06-12; 06-01

Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE)

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; 07-63; 07-52; 07-27; 06-67; 06-47; 06-23; 06-12

Initial Evaluation

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; 07-33; 07-20; 07-09; 06-37; 06-03

Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)

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; 07-66; 07-65; 07-61; 07-57; 07-55; 07-53; 07-33; 07-29; 07-20; 07-09; 07-07; 07-06; 06-67; 06-60; 06-48; 06-40; 06-39; 06-36; 06-20; 06-14; 06-13; 06-10

McKinney-Vento Services

13-18

Mediation/Resolution/Due Process/Decision Implementation

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

Methodology

07-32; 07-07; 06-04

Native Language

13-76; 13-24; 12-40; 12-38; 06-57

Parent (Surrogate and Custody)

13-31; 13-30; 12-49; 11-35; 06-03

Parent Participation

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; 07-67; 07-65; 07-61; 07-55; 07-54; 07-52; 07-43; 07-39; 07-33; 07-21; 07-20; 07-19; 07-16; 07-09; 07-06; 07-01; 06-67; 06-65; 06-57; 06-48; 06-43; 06-42; 06-35; 06-30; 06-23; 06-21; 06-20; 06-18; 06-16; 06-12; 06-04; 06-02

Placement

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; 07-73; 07-72; 07-68; 07-66; 07-60; 07-55; 07-54; 07-51; 07-38; 07-31; 07-26; 07-23; 07-22; 07-20; 07-16; 07-10; 07-06; 07-02; 06-50; 06-44; 06-41; 06-36; 06-35; 06-29; 06-20; 06-19; 06-18; 06-13; 06-12

Prior Written Notice

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; 07-73; 07-60; 07-55; 07-51; 07-47; 07-45; 07-39; 07-31; 07-21; 07-06; 06-47; 06-44; 06-42; 06-36; 06-30; 06-29; 06-28; 06-24; 06-22; 06-15; 06-04

Procedural Safeguards

13-33; 12-07; 07-47; 07-45; 07-27; 07-24; 07-16; 06-08; 06-01

Program Length

10-12; 08-57; 08-19; 07-56; 06-67; 06-33

Progress Reporting

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; 07-73; 07-46; 07-45; 07-26; 07-13; 07-12; 07-11; 07-06; 07-05; 07-04; 07-01; 06-65; 06-63; 06-46; 06-31; 06-22; 06-20; 06-17; 06-12

Reevaluation

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; 07-72; 07-71; 07-65; 07-61; 07-58; 07-55; 07-47; 07-38; 07-02; 06-65; 06-47; 06-43; 06-30; 06-29; 06-25; 06-20; 06-17; 06-16; 06-13; 06-10; 06-02

Related Services

13-84; 13-75; 12-15; 12-01; 09-35; 08-48; 08-44; 08-40; 08-04; 07-45; 07-18; 07-07; 06-52; 06-50; 06-48; 06-46; 06-35; 06-24; 06-21; 06-01

Secondary Transition

12-56; 12-50; 12-12; 11-18B; 10-02; 08-31; 08-11; 07-65; 07-64; 07-63; 07-47; 07-45; 07-28; 07-26; 06-48; 06-33

Staff Qualifications

13-08; 12-46; 12-19; 11-55; 11-47; 11-40; 11-11; 10-22; 08-55; 08-23; 08-19; 08-08; 07-57; 07-32; 07-23; 07-20; 07-04; 06-67

Student Records

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; 07-67; 07-41; 07-21; 07-19; 07-15; 06-66; 06-61; 06-38; 06-10; 06-09; 06-07; 06-03; 06-02

Student Transfer

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; 07-73; 07-70; 07-69; 07-65; 07-61; 07-55; 07-46; 07-43; 07-36; 07-10; 07-07; 06-58

Transition from Part C to Part B

08-37; 06-37; 06-24

Transportation

13-34; 12-50; 12-39; 12-28; 12-15; 11-37; 08-13; 07-53; 07-51; 07-23; 06-24

Redacted Complaints

 

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