The Lewiston School District has begun implementing corrective actions in its special education program after an investigation by the state found the district was out of compliance with federal law.

According to documents from the Idaho State Department of Education, received by the Tribune in a public records request, complaints were filed with the department on Nov. 4, Nov. 18, Dec. 9 and Dec. 10. The complaints alleged issues such as repeated goals on a student’s Individual Education Program, a lack of services, actions being out of compliance with the education program for a student, a lack of progress reports and violations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The act is a federal law that ensures students with disabilities are provided with “free appropriate public education,” which means it’s provided at the public’s expense, meets the state standards and conforms with the student’s education program.