ERIC Number: ED217590
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Preparing and Conducting Impartial Hearings on the Educational Evaluation, Classification and Placement of Children with Handicapping Conditions. A Guide for Hearing Officers.
New York State Education Dept. Albany. Office for the Education of Children with Handicapping Conditions.
The manual provides guidelines for learning officers to resolve disagreements regarding the identification, evaluation, and provision of special education programs and services for disabled students. Part I presents an overview of federal and New York laws and regulations, and describes administrative procedures for identification, evaluation, and programing. Sections address the legal environment, concepts and terms found in law and regulation, obligations of the school district, due process requirements, events in the development of an educational program, and role of the hearing officer. Part II offers guidelines relating to prehearing preparation, the conduct of the hearing, conclusion of the hearing, and formulation of the decision. Included are a prehearing procedures checklist, a hearing checklist, and a fact and decision making form. Part III considers use of evidence, while a final part outlines the qualifications and skills of an impartial hearing officer. Seven basic concepts for facilitating communication are presented. The document concludes with a glossary of terms, an information checklist, and an annotated bibliography. (SB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept. Albany. Office for the Education of Children with Handicapping Conditions.
Identifiers: Hearing Officers; New York
Note: Prepared with the assistance of the National Center for Collaborative Planning and Community Services, Watertown, Massachusetts