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As Special Ed Complaints Mount, NY Seeks More Presiding Officers

03.03.2020 | The CITY | “While we agree that the extreme delays prohibiting the timely resolution of our clients’ claims must be addressed with urgency, we nevertheless fear that adopting an emergency regulation that would allow non-attorneys to serve as [hearing officers]—even as a stopgap measure—would compromise the quality and integrity of the hearing process and further harm a student population that is the most severely injured by the Hearing Office’s current crisis,” according to the letter sent Friday to state officials. Read article