The Macomb Intermediate School District's Department of Special Education Management Services is responsible for investigating
complaints of non-compliance with the law.
A "complaint" means a specific written and signed
allegation by an agency, a private individual, or an organization,
that there is an uncorrected violation, misinterpretation, or
misapplication of any of the provisions of Special Education Rules.
Legislation that applies to complaints:
o Act No. 451 of Public Acts of 1976, as amended, of
the Michigan Compiled Laws,
as it pertains to special
education programs and services.
o The Individuals with Disabilities Education
Improvement Act (IDEA)
and the regulations implementing the Act.
o The State Board of Educationís Special Education Plan
o An Individualized Education
Planning Team report, hearing officer decision,
or court decision regarding special education
programs or services.
The Complaint Process:
Any person may file a formal
complaint, which will result in an investigation of
allegations by MISD.
Complaints against local school
districts and/or the MISD may
be directed to the
Special Education Department of the
Macomb Intermediate School District.
The investigation shall be
completed by the Macomb Intermediate School District within
twenty-one (21) calendar days of receipt of the complaint.
All complaints will be
investigated in accordance with Part 8 of the Revised
for Special Education.