Equal educational opportunity
Informational brochures for equal educational opportunities for students with disabilities.
Rights of parents and students
Learn more about the rights granted by Federal and State laws to students with disabilities and their parents or guardians.
Relating to the education of students with disabilities, schools must provide the parents of a student with a disability a notice containing a full explanation of the procedural safeguards available under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), U.S. Department of Education regulations, and Hawaii law and regulations.
Parent survey translations
The Department is required to survey parents of students identified as needing special education services. The survey asks parents whether schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children.
Parents or guardians receive a survey, a self-addressed business reply envelope and a cover letter from the Superintendent of Education at the annual Individualized Education Program meeting.
Filing a complaint
If you want to file a formal complaint, please refer to the attached downloads (right column). For more information regarding the State Complaint Procedures, call the Complaints Management Program at: 808-586-5374.
Hard copy written complaints with original signatures should be sent to:
Complaints Management Program
Department of Education
P. O. Box 2360
Honolulu, HI 96804