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Due Process/Child Complaint

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Complaint File Date 

A complaint is filed on the date it is received by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education if received during the business hours of the Office of Special Education as posted on the website. Complaints received after business hours of 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM will be filed the following business day.


As explained in the "Procedural Safeguards" Statement, if any person or organization believes a public agency/school district has violated any state or federal regulation implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), a signed, written child complaint may be filed with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).