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- Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”):
ensures equal access to education and to promote educational excellence through enforcement of civil rights; using this complaint process can be one option for addressing the disproportionate impact of a policy for students of color.
- Denial of Privileges:
the school restricts the type of activities students can engage in; due process could apply if the restricted activities directly bear on the student’s right to education; consult specific state law.
- Due process:
right of students and parents to receive notice of the charges and to respond to those charges.
- Due process hearing:
an opportunity for parents and school personnel to meet before an impartial individual to present their arguments and positions concerning the identification, evaluation, placement, or the availability of a “free and appropriate learning environment” for a disabled student; also known as a “discipline” hearing.
- Due Process Hearing Officer (“Hearing Officer”):
impartial official appointed to hear the case at a due process hearing.