Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Process

  • Rialto Unified School District Special Services Area strives to meet the educational needs of each student with an Individualized Education Program (IEP).   However, disagreements occasionally arise. When a disagreement does occur:

    • The first step is to talk to your child's special education teacher or classroom teacher about your concerns.
    • Next, discuss the issue with the site administrator and/or request an IEP meeting. 
    • If an IEP meeting does not bring a resolution, please contact the Special Services for additional assistance. 

    The Special Services Team strives to develop a collaborative partnership with families, caregivers, the community, teachers, staff, and support providers in order to support our students with disabilities in accessing their education with enrichment, focus and continuous growth.  

    How to Request Assistance?

    Click here to submit a request - ADR Support Request


    Depending on the circumstances of the dispute, one of the following ADR strategies may be recommended.

    Expand the accordions below to learn more about each strategy.

  • Special Services Support Session

  • Facilitated IEP Meeting

  • Family Collaborative Conference

  • Formal ADR


  • East Valley SELPA
  • OAH
  • Compliant Process

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