The Oregon Department of Education is required by the Oregon Administrative Rules to investigate alleged violations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The dispute resolution options detailed on this page are open only to parties seeking to resolve disputes arising under the IDEA. If you are seeking information about dispute resolution options for disputes arising under 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, please consult our Civil Rights webpage.
Dispute Resolution Options Available
Comprehensive Dispute Resolution Guidance - Oregon Department of Education documents in English
- Mediation is the process of solving problems about a child’s special education evaluation, program, or placement. A mediator helps parents and educators develop solutions to the dispute.
- A complaint is a written, signed statement alleging that a school district or other educational agency has violated federal special education law.
- A due process hearing is a formal hearing resulting in a legal order. It may be requested if parties disagree with the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or other issues relating to a child’s education.