Dispute Resolution and Compliance Office


Due Process Coordinators

Phone Number: (754) 321-3410

Sarah Samuels, M.S.

Felicia Starke, M.S., CCC-SLP

Dispute Resolution Services:

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) mandates that States and Districts make available formal processes for families of children with disabilities age 3 through 21 and public schools to resolve special education-related disputes. The District is required to provide families with a variety of dispute resolution options to resolve possible violations of IDEA through:

Compliance Services:

In order to minimize disputes between parents and schools and to ensure that Federal (IDEA), State (State Board Rules) and Local (School Board Policies) Laws, Rules and Policies are followed, the ESLS Division of the Broward County School Board provides supports to families and schools in maintaining compliance. Local Policies and Procedures are reviewed and updated regularly in order to ensure compliance with all Federal, State and Local Laws, Rules and Policies.

Some tasks the Compliance Staff assist with:


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