Compliance and Monitoring


Contacts

Compliance Technical Assistance:

Deborah Hester-Washington

(734) 994-8100 ext. 1456

washington@washtenawisd.org


Introduction

The monitoring of special education is a system designed by the federal government to ensure that special education programs and services are being delivered according to the requirements of IDEIA 2004. WISD monitors it's local districts and public school academies on a yearly basis. Monitoring involves a number of steps including the review of student files, performing administrative and form reviews and conducting random parent surveys. The district receives a report of violations and actions needed to resolve the problems.

Issues of noncompliance are dealt with in a variety of ways. A formal, written complaint may be filed to show a potential violation of the Michigan Special Education Rules and Regulations or the federal IDEIA 2004. A request for mediation is another method of dealing with disputes involving the delivery of special education. In mediation, a impartial person meets with the two parties to resolve issues and reach consensus on the problems. Due process hearings are the final method of resolving disputes. If there is a disagreement involving the IEP process, a request may be made for a due process hearing. At that time, the district will try to resolve the disagreement, but will follow the steps outlined in IDEIA 2004 if a hearing is necessary.


Resources

Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA)

Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education (MARSE)  (PDF)

Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) Overview  (coming soon)

Procedural Safeguards

Procedural Safeguards - English  (PDF)

Procedural Safeguards - Arabic (PDF)

Procedural Safeguards - Spanish (PDF)

Catamaran

Catamaran Training Site (Leaving WISD Website)

Catamaran Verification Timeline (2017-2018)

Catamaran Due Dates (2017-2018)

Complaints & Due Process

Complaint Process Timeline  (PDF)

State Complaint Process  (PDF)

State Complaint Form  (PDF)

Due Process Complaint Procedure  (PDF)

Michigan Office of Dispute Resolution

Michigan Office of Civil Rights

Confidentiality

Family Educational Right and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

IDEA & FERPA Confidentiality  (PDF)

Discipline

Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) (coming soon)

Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)  (coming soon)

Eligibility

Other Health Impairment (OHI) Eligibility  (PDF)

Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) Eligibility (PDF)

Emotional Impairment Eligibility  (coming soon)

Individualized Education Program (IEP)

Individual Education Plan (IEP) Guidance Manual (coming soon)

State IEP Forms

IEP Training Documents

How to Create an IEP Invitation

How to Create an Amendment/Revision

Measurable Goals & Objectives

Resources & Guidance (coming soon)

Measurable Annual Goals and Short Term Objectives (MDE: Last updated 4/13/2017)

Secondary Transition

Secondary Transition Guidance Manual (coming soon)

Assessment Library (coming soon)

Agency Directory (coming soon)

MDE State Performance Plan Indicator B-13

Compliance Checklist for Secondary Transition

Additional Forms

Hospitalization & Homebound Services Overview   (PDF)

Hospitalization & Homebound Instructional Service Log   (PDF)

Hospitalization & Homebound Instructional Sign-In   (PDF)

Hospitalization & Homebound Physician's Statement   (PDF)

Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE) Overview 

IEE Manual  (PDF)

IEE List of Evaluators  (PDF)