ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : LS-07-049

Date Created : 09/29/2006


Co-op Directors
other: All Principals
LEA Supervisors
EC Coordinators
School Counselors

Type of Memo: Administrative
Response Required: No
Section:   Learning Services - Dr. Laura Bednar, Assistant Commissioner
Special Ed Programs: State Complaint Procedures

Regulatory Authority:
34 CFR 300.151-300.153

Contact Person:
John Bynum

Phone Number:


The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA) and its implementing federal regulations change some of the provisions of the State Complaint Procedures. State complaint procedures are found at 34 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 300.151-300.153. These regulations take effect on Friday, October 13, 2006. The attachment contains the State Complaint Procedures with new language underlined and deleted language lined out.

The Arkansas Department of Education, Special Education Unit, has begun revising the state Special Education Rules, including the State Complaint Procedures, with a target completion date of June 30, 2007. Proposed revised Rules will be subject to public review and comment prior to adoption.


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