Rule 1a. As used in these rules:
(a) "Adaptive behavior" means a student's
ability to perform the social roles appropriate for a person of his or her age
and gender in a manner that meets the expectations of home, culture, school,
neighborhood, and other relevant groups in which he or she
(b) "Agency" means a
public or private entity or organization, including a local school district, a
public school academy, an intermediate school district, the department, and any
other political subdivision of the state that is responsible for providing
education or services to students with disabilities.
"Complaint" means a written and signed
allegation by an individual or organization, including the factual basis of the
allegation, that there is a violation of any of the following:
(i) Any current provision of these
(ii) The revised school
code, 1976 PA 451, MCL 380.1 to 380.1852, as it pertains to special education
programs and services.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act,
., and the
regulations implementing the act, 34 CFR Part 300
(2019) and 34 CFR Part 303
(iv) An intermediate school
individualized education program team report, administrative law judge
decision, or court decision regarding special education programs or
application for federal funds under the Individuals with Disabilities Education
(d) "Department" means the
Michigan department of education.
(e) "Departmentalize" means a delivery system
in which 2 or more special education teachers teach groups of students with
disabilities by instructional content areas.
(f) "Electronic submission" means submission
by email, by facsimile, or by any other electronic means approved by the