Filing A Complaint


The Florida Department of Education does not license, approve, accredit or regulate private schools in Florida. Section 1002.421, Florida Statutes, does require the Department of Education to establish a process by which individuals may notify the department of any violation by a parent, private school, or school district of state laws relating to scholarship program participation.

If you are aware of a violation and would like to notify the Department of Education, please complete the Complainant Statement Form (IEPC-CS1) (Word) and mail the form to:

The Florida Department of Education
Office of Independent Education and Parental Choice
325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 1044
Tallahassee, Florida 32399

If your complaint or violation is not directly related to scholarship program participation, you may want to report the violation to the private school’s accrediting agency or seek legal counsel.