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  • Manifestation Determination Review (“MDR”):

    in the event of a “change in placement” (where a disabled student is suspended for more than ten days), an assessment conducted to determine whether the behavior that prompted the disciplinary problem is related to the student’s disability; school must invite parents to attend and must conduct review within ten days of the “change in placement.”

  • Mediation:

    a voluntary process for conflict resolution in which both parties (parents and school officials) meet with a neutral party to resolve disagreements in a location convenient for the parent. This meeting is conducted at public expense.