Informal Dispute Resolution
Informal Dispute Resolution, or “IDR,” is an optional dispute resolution process available to parents. IDR is a District process that is designed to be faster, less formal and less adversarial than mediation and due process proceedings. In the IDR process, parents identify their issues and concerns and the District attempts to work with the parent to quickly resolve the issues identified.
How do I file for IDR?
The parent must meet with their school of attendance special education administrator/designee and request verbally, or in writing, to engage in the IDR process to resolve an IEP disagreement. This request can be made at the conclusion of the IEP team meeting, or any time thereafter until the next annual IEP. The request must be documented on page 10 of the IEP.