Dispute Resolution

Welcome to the Division of Special Education, Office of Dispute Resolution. The Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) mandates all States make available formal processes to resolve special education-related disputes. Idaho Department of Education Office of Dispute Resolution offers four different processes, IEP Facilitation, Mediation, a State Administrative Complaints system and Due Process Hearing System.

We believe:
  • Conflict provides opportunities
  • Perceptions of neutrality, fairness, and honesty are the currency of the office
  • Everyone deserves to be heard and understood
  • Aim to resolve at the lowest level appropriate
  • Good outcomes are in the best interest of the child and are legally defensible