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Due Process Hearings and Alternative Dispute Resolutions

All administrative proceedings are held at the New Hampshire State Department of Education Hearings Office located at 21 South Fruit Street. Please note Individuals will only be able to gain admittance to this space upon arrival of the Hearing Officer.

Information for Resolution Meetings at the local school district

Información para las reuniones de la resolución en el districto local de la escuela

Third Party Discussion Led by Moderator

For more than 20 years the New Hampshire Department of Education (NHDOE) has actively promoted Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) as a timely, cost-effective and confidential method of helping people to resolve disputes before going to an administrative hearing. The result of conversations with a variety of stakeholders during the past year, is the creation of the Informal Third Party Discussion Led by Moderator.

Alternative Dispute Resolutions

In order to encourage informal resolution of differences of opinion regarding the provision of special education, the following methods of alternative dispute resolution shall be available to parents and school districts.

For information on Mediation and Neutral Conference information go to the Users' Guide to Administrative Process.

Due Process Hearings for Special Education

Please send all forms to requests for Hearings to: Office of Legislation and Hearings, 101 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301

  • Parents
  • School District (Local Education Agency, LEA)
  • Form for Scheduling mutually agreeable dates

Due Process Hearing Decisions by Dates

Please note: Hearing officer decisions have been redacted for the protection of personally identifiable information.

Due Process Hearing Decisions by Subject

Please note: Hearing officer decisions have been redacted for the protection of personally identifiable information.

Information about Special Education and the Special Education Complaint Process.