Special Education Complaints
The special education complaint system is designed to ensure that all students with disabilities are provided a free appropriate public education. A complaint can be filed about any entity that provides publicly funded educational services directly to students, that has violated a state or federal special education law or rule.
Before filing a complaint, the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) encourages parents or other persons to first contact the school district’s director of special education, for help in resolving the issue. Additional information, forms and resources are available to help you further understand how and when to file a complaint with MDE.