ERIC Number: ED221991
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Feb-25
Reference Count: N/A
Due Process Procedures: A Guide for Parents and School Administrators. Second Revision.
Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City. Div. of Special Education.
Intended for parents and school administrators, the guide presents Oklahoma state policies and procedures to guarantee due process protection to disabled children and their parents in regard to the identification, evaluation, and appropriate educational placement of children. Initial sections outline who may request a hearing and for what purpose, and procedures for requesting a due process hearing. Prehearing procedures are addressed in section 3 in terms of the local education agency (school) responsibility, the responsibility of parents or other representative, the responsibility of the state department of education's special education section, and the hearing officer responsibility. Sections 4, 5, and 6 briefly cover the mediation process, extension of time, and nonappearance. Guidelines for setting up the due process hearing are offered in a seventh section which addresses the hearing officer's responsibility, the setting, witnesses, evidence, attendees, and the prehearing conference. Outlined in Section 8, on the formal due process hearing, are guidelines regarding authority and procedures (in such areas as examination and cross examination, closing statements, and the written decision format). Financial responsibility of the local education agency, the parents, the state department of education, and the hearing officer is considered in Section 9. A final section focuses on the due process hearing decision appeal. Appendixes contain the regulations for due process in P.L. 94-142 (the Education for All Handicapped Children Act), a sample local education agency checklist for a due process hearing, and sample due process forms. (SW)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City. Div. of Special Education.
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act