The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) is pleased to announce the Office of Special Education (OSE) is accepting applications for individuals to serve as independent hearing officers (IHOs) and mediators. IHOs and mediators are being recruited pursuant to the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Article 7 (511 IAC 7). All mediators and hearing officers who initially begin serving after June 30, 2019, must be effectively trained and committed to serve as both mediators and IHOs. An applicant must be a licensed attorney in good standing with the Indiana Supreme Court and be a registered mediator. Learn more about the position through the Application Notice. Applications must be submitted to the Dispute Resolution Team no later than August 31, 2022.
With the passage of House Enrolled Act 1514 in 2021 and the requirement to launch a school performance dashboard, Indiana has an opportunity to re-envision how we strategically measure school performance. Together, our mission is to empower Indiana’s families, educators, school administrators, and community leaders with a learner-centered, future-focused dashboard that displays how our students are building the important knowledge and skills that will empower their success after high school through the Indiana Graduates Prepared to Succeed dashboard, or Indiana GPS. Click here to learn more!