A parent who disagrees with the identification, evaluation, placement, or the provision of a free appropriate public education of a student with a disability under Section 504 has the right to request an impartial due process hearing. Request for a Section 504 due process hearing must be made in writing to the District's Section 504 Coordinator. Upon receipt of such a request, the necessary arrangements will be made by the District, including the selection of a hearing officer. A person who is an employee of the District, or any person having a personal or professional interest which would conflict with his/her objectivity in the hearing, may not be appointed as a hearing officer.
Any party to a hearing has the right to:
1. Be accompanied and advised by counsel or an individual with special knowledge or training about the problems of children with disabilities;
2. Present evidence and cross-examine witnesses;
3. Obtain a written or electronic verbatim record of the hearing or obtain alternate forms of the verbatim record to be provided in the parent's native language;
4. Obtain written or electronic findings of fact and decisions; and
5. Seek judicial review of a hearing officer decision
The District will adhere to the following timeframes if a due process hearing is requested: