On December 21, 2016, the Iowa Department of Education ("Department") received a complaint from Attorney Mary Richard under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ("IDEA") against the Iowa City Community School District ("District") concerning the District's use of rooms for seclusion.
Because the Department found violations of the IDEA, it must order corrective action. The District shall review its policies, practices, and procedures on seclusion. The District shall provide its review to the Department within ninety days of the date of this decision, which shall include proposed corrective actions for any deficiencies identified.
The review and proposed corrective actions are subject to the Department's approval. Any approved or required revision to policies, practices, and procedures must be completed within 180 days of the date of this decision.
For the reasons stated above, this complaint is CONFIRMED IN PART and NOT CONFIRMED IN PART. Corrective action is ordered as described.