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State Complaint

State Complaint Any individual or organization may file a State Complaint if they believe that a school, district, charter school, or PED violated federal or state special education requirements. When the PED receives a complaint, it assigns a complaint investigator to investigate, determine if a violation has occurred, and order corrective action if necessary. The PED investigator will review inf [...]

2023-11-27T16:44:09-07:00 October 22nd, 2020|

Dispute Resolution

The Special Education Division is able to receive State Complaints, Due Process Hearing Requests, or Alternative Dispute Resolution Requests via the online dispute resolution system, or by mail or email. Please use the link or contact information below to submit a request: Email: Mail: Director of Special Education c/o Office of General Counsel New Mexico Public Educa [...]

2023-10-11T03:21:13-06:00 October 22nd, 2020|

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the PED do accreditation for public or private schools? Public schools are graded yearly on a large array of data points through school grades. Charter schools have charters with their authorizing agency--the PEC or their district, and they are monitored via school grades. Private schools are responsible for their entire accreditation process; they can choose from a variety of accreditation [...]

2023-11-06T08:34:20-07:00 May 22nd, 2018|

Accessibility Information (ADA)

The New Mexico Public Education Department is committed to providing access to the services, programs, activities, and access to our electronic and information technology, including our web pages, for individuals with disabilities. Notice of Rights The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal civil rights law that provides protections against discrimination based on disability. It guaran [...]

2023-02-14T03:46:30-07:00 February 14th, 2023|

Limited English Proficient (LEP)

It is the policy of New Mexico Education Department to provide timely meaningful access for Limited English Proficient (LEP) persons to all agency programs, activities and services, free of charge. Notice of Rights: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a federal civil rights law that provides protections against discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in any program o [...]

2023-02-14T03:50:25-07:00 February 10th, 2023|

Laws, Rules & Guidance

Policies & Procedures Policies & Procedures Memo (June 2014)  Chapter 1 - Child Find & Interventions Chapter 2 - Procedural Safeguards Chapter 3 - Full and Individual Evaluation Chapter 4 - Disabilities - Exceptionalities Chapter 5.1 - Individual Education Program (IEP) Chapter 5.2 - Additional IEP Requirements Chapter 6 - Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Chapter 7 - Discipline & [...]

2023-09-01T15:14:45-06:00 December 28th, 2017|


Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) IEP Addendum for Alternate Assessment PreSchool-Elementary-School-Individualized-Education-Program-IEP (Revised August 2019) Secondary-Individualized-Education-Program-IEP (Revised August 2019) IEP Communication Considerations Parent and Student Rights Please go to the Dispute Resolution Homepage for additional forms, documents and information related to Sp [...]

2023-11-13T08:56:12-07:00 December 28th, 2017|

2016 PEC Meetings

*The Public Education Commission usually schedules a Work Session for the Thursday before a PEC meeting. Check the Public Notice for each meeting for time and location. Meeting Date/Public Notice Agenda Transcripts/Minutes Meeting Materials January 15, 2016 January 15, 2016 Agenda January 14, 2016 PEC Work Session Minutes January 15, 2016 Transcript of PEC Meeting January 15, 2016 PEC Summary Meet [...]

2023-05-26T11:16:07-06:00 December 18th, 2017|

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