Funding Opportunity: Professional Development for Impartial Hearing Officers


The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of Special Education is seeking proposals to: (1) develop and deliver professional development programs for Impartial Hearing Officers (IHOs) who conduct impartial hearings for students with disabilities as required by section 615 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), section 4404 of New York State (NYS) Education Law and sections 200.1 and 200.5 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education; and (2) conduct investigations of complaints alleging the misconduct or challenging the competence of an IHO pursuant to section 200.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education; and (3)
develop an evaluation protocol, including standards and methodology, for the purposes of evaluating NYS IHOs. (Note: The vendor will not be required to conduct the evaluation, but rather develop the protocol and a proposed process to be used by NYSED for evaluation purposes.)


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