Proposed Amendments To The Regulations Relating To Impartial Hearings
As was indicated in a previous post, the state has come down hard on hearing officers and the manner in which impartial hearings have been conducted. As part of this firestorm, the state education department has proposed amendments to the regulations relating to special education impartial hearings to address issues of noncompliance. The areas of focus are: certification and appointment of IHO's; consolidation of multiple due process requests for the same student; pre-hearing conferences; withdrawals of due process requests; and the timeline for rendering a decision. The proposed effective date is May 16, 2012.
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