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Dispute Resolution – Iowa Department of Education
There are different ways to prevent and address educational disputes. No single method works best in all situations. However, it is always best to resolve disputes at the earliest stages by those parties who are most involved in a child's education–namely the child's parents, school staff, and area education agency (AEA) staff. When parents, school staff, and AEA staff communicate and work together, usually problems can be worked out and an agreement can be reached that is in the best interest of the child. The following processes have each been established to help people resolve differences and come to an agreement which benefits the child.