Special Education Services
Due process is an appeal process for parents to resolve issues with school districts about their child's IEP.
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- New Hearing Officer Applications
ISBE is now accepting applications for the position of Special Education Due Process Hearing Officer. ISBE will be hiring up to five candidates for the position. The applicant must either have a law degree from an accredited law school in the United States, have a minimum of a master’s level degree in education (emphasis on special education preferred), or another discipline in the area of disability rights. Applications will only be accepted via mail, fax or secure electronic format (pdf only) and MUST BE RECEIVED BY NO LATER THAN 5 P.M. ON FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014.
Further information concerning the job and the application can be found in the links below. If you have further questions you may contact ISBE Due Process Coordinator, Andy Eulass, at (217) 782-5589. Good luck!
- District Request for Impartial Due Process Hearing Officer (19-86) (12/12)
- Parental Request for Impartial Due Process Hearing (19-86a)
- Seventh Circuit and Illinois Court Decisions
- Due Process Committee Minutes and Decision Summaries
- Interim Changes to Due Process and Disciplinary Procedures under IDEA 2004
- Choosing an Attorney for Special Education Representation
- Due Process Evaluation Report to the State Board of Education, August 2002
- Study of the Illinois Due Process Procedures 2001
- Due Process Evaluation Report to the State Board of Education, June 2004
- Due Process Decisions
Committees and Hearing Officers
Special Education Mediation (47:00)
This video demonstrates a sample Special Education Mediation session. The program was produced in 1986. While the program itself is dated, the information presented is accurate and the procedures are still applicable. You'll need the free RealOne player to view the video.)