The following parties must attend the manifestation determination:

  • the school district;
  • the parent/guardian/SESP; and
  • all relevant members of the IEP Team (as determined by the parent and school). ( 20 USC 1415(k)(1)(E)(i); 34 CFR 300.530(e)(1))

The director of special education, or designee, will preside. The designee may be any staff trained by the director in conducting such hearings, such as a principal, assistant principal or school psychologist.

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