FAQs about the Operations of the Arc NW
Q: What are The Arc of Northwest Wayne County’s business hours?
A: Monday – Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Summer Hours Starting 4th of July until Labor Day: Monday – Thursday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and Friday’s 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Q: What Holidays are The Arc of Northwest Wayne County closed?
A: The Arc of Northwest Wayne County will be closed on the following Holidays: Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day following Thanksgiving, and December 24th through January 1st
Q: Who do I contact after business hours in case of an emergency?
A: The Arc of Northwest Wayne County’s emergency cell phone number is 313-268-2117
Q. When and where are Board Meetings held?
A. Meetings are held in The Arc NW Boardroom at 6pm and the schedule for 2017-2018 is as follows:
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 (Board Meeting & Holiday Party)
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Thursday, May 8, 2018 – Annual Meeting week of May 21
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Dinner Dance – February 24, 2018
Golf Outing – May 20, 2018
FAQs – Information on Education, Social Services, Benefits and More
- File if the school district has violated the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
- File if the school district has violated the Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education (MARSE)
- Anyone can file a state complaint
- The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) investigates the complaint and reports findings and recommendations
Due Process Hearing Request:
- File to resolve a disagreement about the identification, evaluation, eligibility, educational placement, or manifestation determination of a student
- File if the school district has violated your child’s right to a free appropriate public education under IDEA
- Parents, guardians, and school districts can file due process hearing requests
- An Administrative Law Judge hears evidence from both parties and makes a decision
It is important to note that school districts typically consult with their attorneys when a due process hearing request is filed, so it may be beneficial for you to consult with an attorney as well, if you file a hearing request.
For more information about state complaints and due process hearing requests, including how to write a complaint/hearing request and where to send them, visit the Michigan Department of Education at www.michigan.gov/mde, or go to: http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-6530_6598_7363—,00.html