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New Mexico has a process for you through which you can file a complaint to obtain the proper services for your daughter.
Here are the steps for you to proceed to file the written complaint with the State Department of Education:
1. Gather all information that you have and/or can get. This would include copies of the IEP, BIP,
evaluations, school referrals, notes of meetings, observations of teachers and/or witnesses,
and attempts to resolve the issues.
2. List your concerns and include as much detail as you can. (specific names, titles, dates)
3. Write a complaint letter and include the information that you collected. A statement of the facts. A statement showing the school has been notified of the issues but they have not resolved the problem.
4. Request an administrative review of the issues in your complaint and state the remedy that you want.
Send your complaint to:
NM Special Education Director
New Mexico Public Education Director, Special Education Bureau
120 South Federal Place, Room 2
You may also want to consult an Education Attorney. Most attorneys who do this work will meet with you to make an initial assessment at little or no cost. You can use this link to find such attorneys:
You can also review the resources that are available here:
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