On January 24, 2001 (letter dated January 15, 2001), a complaint was filed with the Department of Public Instruction by XXXXX against the Appleton Area School District. A copy of the complaint letter is enclosed. The complainants allege violations of state and federal laws regarding the public agency's implementation of programs for children with disabilities.
On March 30, 2011, the Department of Public Instruction received a complaint under state and federal special education law from XXXXX against the Appleton Area School District. This is the departments decision regarding that complaint. The issue is whether the district, during the 2010-11 school year, utilized improper restraint and seclusion procedures.