Due Process

  • The Student Services Department is dedicated to ensuring that EACH students receives a free and appropriate public education (FAPE). To accomplish this goal, the Student Services Department has office hours Monday through Friday from 8AM-4PM where staff is available to answer questions and address concerns.

    If you suspect that your child has a disability, please complete the attached form in order for your child to receive a comprehensive evaluation and be referred to the Committee for Special Education (CSE) Ages five (5) to twenty-one (21) or the Committee for Pre-School Special Education (CPSE) Ages three (3) to five (5).

    A parent has two years from the date of the contested referral, evaluation, or placement to request an impartial hearing.

    If the District fails to schedule a resolution session within 15 days of receiving the request for an impartial hearing, a parent may ask the Impartial Hearing Officer (“IHO”) to begin the impartial hearing process.

    The IHO has 45 days from the time the Board of Education receives the request to conduct a hearing and render a decision unless the IHO grants an extension requested by either the parent or the school district.