(a) Resolution meeting.
(1) Within 15 days of receiving notice of the parent’s due process complaint, and prior to the initiation of a due process hearing under §300.511, the LEA must convene a meeting with the parent and the relevant member or members of the IEP Team who have specific knowledge of the facts identified in the due process complaint that—
(i) Includes a representative of the public agency who has decision-making authority on behalf of that agency; and
(ii) May not include an attorney of the LEA unless the parent is accompanied by an attorney.
(2) The purpose of the meeting is for the parent of the child to discuss the due process complaint, and the facts that form the basis of the due process complaint, so that the LEA has the opportunity to resolve the dispute that is the basis for the due process complaint.
(3) The meeting described in paragraph (a)(1) and (2) of this section need not be held if—
(i) The parent and the LEA agree in writing to waive the meeting; or
(ii) The parent and the LEA agree to use the mediation process described in §300.506.
(4) The parent and the LEA determine the relevant members of the IEP Team to attend the meeting.
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