(1) At a minimum, a hearing officer—
An employee of the SEA or the LEA that is involved in the education or care of the child; or
A person having a personal or professional interest that conflicts with the person’s objectivity in the hearing;
Must possess knowledge of, and the ability to understand, the provisions of the Act, Federal and State regulations pertaining to the Act, and legal interpretations of the Act by Federal and State courts;
Must possess the knowledge and ability to conduct hearings in accordance with appropriate, standard legal practice; and
Must possess the knowledge and ability to render and write decisions in accordance with appropriate, standard legal practice.
Last modified on May 2, 2017