What is the timeline for a disciplinary appeal?


IDEA is explict about the timeline for conducting a disciplinary appeal [1415(k)(4)(B)]:
  • The hearing must be conducted within 20 school days of the request to appeal the decision.
  • The hearing officer must then make a decision within 10 school days after the hearing is concluded.

The tool currently only includes the federal requirements. Federal requirements apply in all states and states may add on (but not subtract) from the Federal laws. The tool doesn't currently incorporate court decisions or other authoritative interpretation of the law that can clarify issues not explicitly clear from the statute or regulations alone.

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