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Mediation (Dispute Resolution)

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What are the essential features of mediation?

  • it is a voluntary process
  • it is intended to resolve disputes in the early stage of disagreement
  • an impartial mediator facilitates the meeting
  • the goal: a mutually agreeable solution for both parties
  • once a resolution is reached, a legally binding agreement is written
  • a "shepherd" is assigned to help ensure implementation of the agreement

Preparing for a Mediation

Preparing for Mediation Brochure - A brief overview of what to expect during a mediation.

Mediation Procedures

Mediation Procedures - The procedures followed when a mediation conference is requested.

Request Form

Model Form to Assist Parent(s)/Guardian(s) in Requesting a Mediation Conference - The form parents should use to request a mediation conference.

 

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on September 19, 2020 at 9:15am.