Compliance and Monitoring


Compliance Technical Assistance:

Deborah Hester-Washington

(734) 994-8100 ext. 1456


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, an 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.


Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA)

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

Procedural Safeguards

Procedural Safeguards - English  (PDF)

Procedural Safeguards - Arabi  (PDF)

Procedural Safeguards - Spanish (PDF)


Catamaran Training Site (Leaving WISD Website)

Complaints & Due Process

Complaint Process Timeline  (PDF)

State Complaint Process  (PDF)

State Complaint Investigation Process (Revised March 2017) (PDF)

State Complaint Form  (PDF)

Due Process Complaint Procedure  (PDF)

Michigan Office of Dispute Resolution

Michigan Office of Civil Rights


Family Educational Right and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

IDEA & FERPA Confidentiality  (PDF)


Other Health Impairment (OHI) Eligibility  (PDF)

Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) Eligibility (PDF)

Emotional Impairment Eligibility  (PDF)

Individualized Education Program (IEP)

Individual Education Plan (IEP) Blank (PDF)

The above document, Individual Education Plan (IEP) Blank, is not an actual IEP, and should be used for reference purposes only.

IEP Excusal Document (PDF form)

Parent Consent for Additional SE Evaluation (PDF)

ESY Guidance (PDF)

ESY Standards (PDF)

IEP Training Documents

How to Create an IEP Invitation

How to Create an Amendment/Revision

Measurable Goals & Objectives

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

Secondary Transition

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)