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(6.1) What is a due process hearing?

(6.1) What is a due process hearing?

When the parents of a student with disabilities and the school district disagree about the student’s eligibility, placement, program needs, or related services, either side can request a due process hearing. At the hearing, both sides present evidence by calling witnesses and submitting any reports and evaluations that support their position. An Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) decides whose witnesses and documents are correct and what program is appropriate. A due process hearing is generally not appropriate for issues addressed by the compliance complaint process.