Appeals and Expedited Due Process

September 2010 Both the LEA and the parent of the child with a disability have the right to file a due process complaint, which is the first step in requesting a due process hearing to appeal decisions taken during disciplinary procedures, although the reasons these parties may do so differ. As §300.532(a) makes clear: Parents may appeal decisions regarding placement of their children (under §§300.530 and 300.531); Parents may appeal decisions … [Read more...]

Five Options, 1-2-3

_________________________________Alert! Alert! Because NICHCY’s website will only remain online until September 30, 2014, most of its rich content has moved to a new home, the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR), where it can be kept up to date. The new address of Five Options, 1-2-3 at the CPIR is:http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/disputes-overview/_________________________________ September 2012This information … [Read more...]

The Due Process Complaint

_________________________________Alert! Alert! Because NICHCY’s website will only remain online until September 30, 2014, most of its rich content has moved to a new home, the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR), where it can be kept up to date. The new address of The Due Process Complaint at the CPIR is:http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/dueprocess/_________________________________ September 2012This info in Spanish … [Read more...]

Due Process Complaints, in Detail

 _________________________________Alert! Alert! Because NICHCY’s website will only remain online until September 30, 2014, most of its rich content has moved to a new home, the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR), where it can be kept up to date. The new address of Due Process Complaints, in Detail at the CPIR is:http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/details-dueprocesscomplaints/_________________________________ September … [Read more...]

IDEA’s Regulations on Due Process Complaints

_________________________________Alert! Alert! Because NICHCY’s website will only remain online until September 30, 2014, most of its rich content has moved to a new home, the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR), where it can be kept up to date.The new address of this page at the CPIR is:http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/regs-dueprocesscomplaints/_________________________________September 2012IDEA's final Part B regulations … [Read more...]

Indicator 16 | Resolution of Written Complaints

Updated, April 2013One of IDEA's jewels is the array of dispute resolution options it makes available to families, school systems, and stakeholders involved in educating children with disabilities. The law provides multiple mechanisms---mediation, due process complaints, due process hearings, resolution sessions, and State complaints.Indicator 16, shown in bold below, deals with "signed written complaints." Indicators 17, 18, and 19 address other … [Read more...]

Indicator 18 | Hearing Requests Resolved by Resolution Sessions

Updated, April 2013IDEA wisely includes multiple mechanisms that families and schools can use to resolve disputes associated with the education of children with disabilities. These include: written State complaints, mediation, due process complaints, resolution meetings, and due process hearings.Indicator 18, shown in bold below, deals with hearing requests that are resolved by "resolution sessions." Indicators 16, 17, and 19 address other methods … [Read more...]

Module 18: Options for Dispute Resolution

February 2008 English only slideshow Handouts for Participants in English and in Spanish Author Lisa Pagano Office of Special Education Programs U.S. Department of Education with special thanks to... Marshall Peter, Dick Zeller, Philip Moses, and John Reiman CADRE | Consortium for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education __________________________ Module 18 is all about IDEA's mechanisms for resolving disputes between … [Read more...]

Requesting a Due Process Hearing

From our series of model letters...because sometimes you need to communicate with the school about your child's education.3rd edition, January 2011Model letter, in PDF (see page 19)En español | In Spanish  _________________________________Alert! Alert! Because NICHCY’s website will only remain online until September 30, 2014, most of its rich content has moved to a new home, the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR), where it … [Read more...]

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