First, you must put your name, address, and other contact information. You must put contact info for the student. The complaint must state the name of the school district or agency you believe has done something wrong.
Your complaint must state that the school district or other agency violated the law or an agreement. It should say that the district violated at least 1 requirement of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), or that the agency isn't following a mediation or resolution agreement.
* You don't need to know the exact rule or law you think the district or agency is violating. Just describe what you believe the district or agency is doing wrong. OSPI should identify the issue for investigation.
Your complaint should also give a detailed timeline of factual events. Start with a general statement of the problem. Then start with the very first thing that happened. Describe the situation step by step up to the date you're writing the complaint. For example, if you had a conversation with a school principal about your child's education, put the date and time, if possible, when the conversation happened, and what everyone said. Then put what happened next.
If there are important documents (for example, letters from the school or your child's Individual Education Plan or IEP), state the names of those important documents. You must include enough information so OSPI can decide whether to investigate.
Finally, you must propose a solution to the problem. What do you want to see changed? Put what you want to see happen.