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  1. Office of Dispute Resolution Melanie J. Reese, Ph.D. Dispute Resolution Coordinator mreese@sde.idaho.gov

  2. Dispute Resolution Office Activity Report 2008-2012

  3. Hearings 2011-2012 ORIGINATOR ISSUE(S) STATUS Parent Filed Change of Placement Settlement Parent Filed IEE Request Settlement Parent Filed IEE Request Settlement Parent Filed Student removed from SPED PENDING Parent Filed 504 Inadequate/Child Find Violated PENDING SUMMARY • Five hearings filed so far • Three resolved through resolution meeting • Region 1 Region 2 Region 3 • (1) (1) (3)

  4. Complaints 2011-2012

  5. Mediations 2011-2012

  6. Request for Change of Goals • Prior to this 2010 we did not need to report the percentage of successful mediation due to low numbers (> 10) • Goal was arbitrarily set at 100% • FY 2009(3) = 66% FY 2010(14) = 93% FY 2011(9) = 89% • Federal accepted range is 75-85% (can be listed as a range) • We would like your approval to reset goal to Federal Recommended Range for 2012

  7. Facilitations 2011-2012

  8. Facilitations (all)

  9. What’s New in the Office of Dispute Resolution? • Four new Hearing Officers were hired and trained • Pared down mediator list from 21 to 12 keeping most experienced and quality mediators to do more mediations • Hired a Lead Hearing Officer to bring consistency to Hearing Officer process and serve as a resource • Selected as one of seven states to join the CADRE Intensive Workgroup for Facilitated IEP Systems • State goal is to improve local capacity in improving IEPs statewide. • Desire to work with parent organizations (IPUL) to train district • personnel and parents on how to hold effective IEP meetings.

  10. Contact Us Melanie J. Reese, Ph.D. Dispute Resolution Coordinator Division of Federal Programs mreese@sde.idaho.gov (208) 332-6914 Cassandra Myers, Admin. Assistant (208) 332-6912

  11. www.idahotc.comTraining and Technology for Today’s Tomorrow • Website to link school professionals and parents with special education training opportunities and resources across the state • Supported By: • Idaho State Department of Education (ISDE), Special Education • Project Team: • Cari Murphy • Shawn Wright Statewide Special Education Technical Assistance (SESTA) Center for School Improvement & Policy Studies, BSU Gina Hopper, Associate Director ginahopper@boisestate.edu 208.426.4363