Dispute resolution

Checklist: Preparing for Dispute Resolution

By Andrew M.I. Lee

If you have a dispute with your child’s school, it’s important to understand and think through your options. Use this checklist of questions to prepare for a mediation session, due process or filing a state complaint.

Preparing for Mediation
Filing a Due Process Complaint
Preparing for a Due Process or Impartial Hearing
Filing a State Complaint

Refer to this checklist when dealing with a school dispute. And learn more about what to expect at a mediation session or due process hearing.

About the Author

Portrait of Andrew Lee

Andrew M.I. Lee is an editor and former attorney who strives to help people understand complex legal, education and parenting issues.

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Portrait of Myrna Mandlawitz

Myrna Mandlawitz, M.Ed., J.D., has worked for over 20 years as a consultant/lobbyist on special and general education.

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