How do I file a complaint?
If you believe that a student’s special education rights have been violated, you can submit a written complaint to the NH Department of Education (NHDOE) asking for an investigation. The NHDOE has provided a Model Complaint Form to assist you in filing a special education complaint.
For information about the timeline and process including the investigation, decision making, and possible reconsideration of the decision, download the NHDOE Bureau of Special Education’s Special Education Complaint Procedures Manual.
For general information on children’s rights including special education visit drcnh.org/issue-areas/childrens-issues
If you have concerns about a child’s access to special education services, including questions about filing a complaint, you can contact us to speak with an attorney free of charge.