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Special Education Due Process Hearings and Alternative Dispute Resolutions


Check Mark Pro-Se Parent Guide to Special Education Impartial Due Process Hearings PowerPoint

Users' Guide to Administrative Process Acrobat Reader (updated forms 1-13-14)

  • Parental Request to request Special Education due process hearings now includes a certification that parent has sent request concurrently to LEA.

Information for Resolution Meetings at the local school district

Información para las reuniones de la resolución en el districto local de la escuela

Third Party Discussion Led by Moderator

For more than 20 years the New Hampshire Department of Education (NHDOE) has actively promoted Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) as a timely, cost-effective and confidential method of helping people to resolve disputes before going to an administrative hearing. The result of conversations with a variety of stakeholders during the past year, is the creation of the Informal Third Party Discussion Led by Moderator.

Alternative Dispute Resolutions

RSA 186-C:23, RSA 186-C:23-a, RSA 186-C:23-b, and 186-C:24

In order to encourage informal resolution of differences of opinion regarding the provision of special education, the following methods of alternative dispute resolution shall be available to parents and school districts.

For information on Mediation and Neutral Conference information go to the Users' Guide. Acrobat Reader

Due Process Hearings for Special Education Acrobat Reader

2004 IDEIA Acrobat Reader (Federal Law for Procedural Safeguards)

20 USC 1400 Acrobat Reader

34 CFR Parts 300 and 301 - Assistance to States for the Education of Children With Disabilities and Preschool Grants for Children With Disabilities; Final Rule

Ed 1100 Standards for the Education of Students with a Disability.

RSA 186-C:16 and Ed 1123

Information is in the Users' Guide for Notice of Resolution Session Acrobat Reader

Meet the Hearing: Alternative Dispute Resolution Officers

The Department of Education office location for Hearings and Mediations is at 21 South Fruit St. Concord, NH Second Floor

Forms to Request a Due Process Hearing are in the Users' Guide Acrobat Reader

Please send all forms to requests for Hearings to: Office of Legislation and Hearings, 101 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301

  • Parents
  • School District (Local Education Agency, LEA)
  • Form for Scheduling mutually agreeable dates

Due Process Hearing Decisions by Dates

Please note: Hearing officer decisions have been redacted for the protection of personally identifiable information.

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

Due Process Hearing Decisions by Subject

Please note: Hearing officer decisions have been redacted for the protection of personally identifiable information.

Due Process Hearing Requests Acrobat Reader (Calendar Year 2004 Through November 19, 2008)

Information about Special Education and the Special Education Complaint Process

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