ERIC Number: ED217610
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Impartial Hearing Officer: A Procedural Safeguards Training Manual for Wyoming.
Utah State Univ., Salt Lake City. Intermountain Plains Regional Resource Center.; Wyoming State Dept. of Education, Cheyenne.
Intended for the Impartial Due Process Hearing Officer, the manual provides information on hearing procedures with particular emphasis on Wyoming's rules and regulations and the mandates of P.L. 94-142 (the Education for All Handicapped Children Act). Chapter I reviews the constitutional and legislative background for due process procedures. Chapter II points out circumstances when a hearing may be initiated by either the parent or public education agency. A third chapter considers the hearing officer's duties and responsibilities. A fourth chapter addresses the sequence of correspondence and written communication which transpires at the point of request for a hearing by a parent or public agency. Sample communication formats are offered. Chapter V focuses on hearing procedures with sections on the opening statement, the opening of formal testimony, special considerations, closing statements, and final remarks. A final chapter discusses the purpose, constraints, preparation, administrative review, and civil action relating to the decision. Among appended materials are the following: a glossary; information on Wyoming Rules and Regulations, Statutes, and state legislation; guidelines for writing the decision; hearing officer qualifications; sample decisions; challenges to impartiality of the hearing officer; and the jurisdiction of due process hearing officers. (SB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Utah State Univ., Salt Lake City. Intermountain Plains Regional Resource Center.; Wyoming State Dept. of Education, Cheyenne.
Identifiers: Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Hearing Officers; Wyoming