The Due Process Fact Sheet provides general information regarding due process procedures. For additional information, please review the Special Education Dispute Resolution Manual and Prehearing Directions, which are found in the sidebars on the right side of this page.
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Pagination of Exhibits
ODR is required to comply with federal and state court requirements for maintaining and transmitting case records. Additionally, when certifying a record to court upon appeal, the time/labor resources expended by ODR staff and/or hearing officers to comply with those requirements by remediating inappropriately-marked exhibits-of-record has been extraordinary and at times has required resubmission of exhibits by the parties. For these reasons, please note that exhibit pages must be numbered exactly as set forth in Prehearing Directions number 6. Counsel for the parties are responsible for ensuring accurate marking, orientation, and pagination of exhibits.
Beginning immediately, hearing officers will not admit to the record exhibits that are marked, formatted, or paginated incorrectly in any respect. Neither the hearing officers nor ODR will correct the pagination of exhibits.
Due Process Hearing Videos
Hearing Officer Video Series
This video series provides an overview of what to expect if you are involved in a special education due process hearing. The first video addresses prehearing matters, the second video discusses preparing for the hearing, and the third and fourth videos talk about the hearing itself.
Preparing for the Hearing
During the Hearing
Understanding and Participating in the Hearing