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4. Include requirements for scheduling and location.

Each session in the mediation process must be scheduled in a timely manner and must be held in a location that is convenient to the parties to the dispute.
[34 CFR 300.506(b)(5)] [20 U.S.C. 1415(e)(2)(E)]

Dialogue Starter - Cross-stakeholder

Reaction Questions

  1. How might “timely manner” be defined?

  2. How might “convenient location” be defined?

  3. In your school, who does the scheduling and sets the location?

Application Questions

  1. Do schools have an obligation to schedule meetings at a time that is convenient for parents?

  2. What practices could a district have in place to facilitate the prompt scheduling of mediation at a time that is convenient for both parties?

    These questions were developed by the following stakeholders working together:

    Role: Teacher
    Location: West Virginia

    Role: Family Member
    Location: New Jersey

    Role: General Education Administrator
    Location: California

    Role: Higher Education
    Location: Indiana

    Role: Administrator
    Location: Illinois

    Role: Special Education Administrator
    Location: Kentucky

    Role: TA Provider
    Location: Oregon