Preliminary findings and analysis will be shared from a qualitative case study researching special education directors’ experiences when responding to impartial due process hearing requests that are settled before proceeding to a hearing. This study is significant because it examines a point in the conflict resolution process that has largely not been studied by other researchers and it examines the process from the perspective of the school administrator responsible for responding to the request.

Restoring Focus on the Child: CADRE’s Seventh National Symposium