COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P.O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 1
March 2, 2001
INTERPRETIVE
 
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Jo Lynne DeMary
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Special Education Complaint Appeal Procedures

At its meeting on February 15, 2001, the Board of Education approved procedures for special education complaint appeals. The Board’s action responds to a requirement in the Regulations Governing Special Education Programs for Children with Disabilities in Virginia, January 2001, at 8 VAC 20-80-78 G. This provision provides parties to the complaint with the right to appeal the complaint findings to the Virginia Department of Education within 30 calendar days of the issuance of the decision, in accordance with procedures established by the Board.

Attached is a copy of the special education complaint appeal procedures. Copies are also being disseminated to the special education administrators and Parent Resource Centers.

Questions about these procedures or any issue relative to the special education complaint system may be directed to Dr. Judith Douglas, director, Office of Due Process and Complaints, Division of Instructional Support Services at (804) 225-2771.

JLD/jd

Attachment

/administrators/superintendents_memos/2001/int001a.pdf

Cc: Virginia Special Education Administrators

Virginia’s Parent Resource Centers