ERIC Number: ED170976
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Resource Manual: Impartial Hearing Officers.
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Office of Special Education.
The document presents a resource manual for impartial hearing officers in the State of Maryland, who will preside at special education hearings as mandated by the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (P.L. 94-142). A copy of P.L. 94-142 is provided, along with the Buckley Amendment and the August 23 and May 4, 1977 issues of the Federal Register (covering implementation of Part B of the Education of the Handicapped Act, and programs and activities receiving or benefiting from Federal financial assistance). Those sections of Maryland State law related to special education hearings are provided, along with the Maryland Association for Retarded Children decree, the Report of the Governor's Commission on Funding the Education of Handicapped Children--Phase II, and joint statements from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Maryland State Department of Education. Maryland Special Education Bylaw 13.04.01 is also included. The nature of services offered to handicapped students in Maryland are outlined, county by county and by Local Education Agency. Charts provided include a parent due process rights checklist, the hearing sequence, a hearing process timeline, and a hearing officer competencies checklist. Forms provided include notices, an appeal application, a hearing officer position announcement, a hearing officer position application form, and a request for interpreter/translator. (DLS)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Due Process, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Handicapped Children, Hearings, Resource Materials, State Legislation
Maryland State Department of Education, Special Education Division, Information Management Branch, P.O. Box 8717, Baltimore, Maryland 21240 ($5.80)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Office of Special Education.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act