Policy 01-11

August 2001

TO: District Superintendents

Presidents of Boards of Education

New York City Board of Education

Superintendents of Schools

Superintendents of State-Operated and State-Supported Schools

Superintendents of Special Act Schools

Organizations, Parents & Individuals Concerned with Special Education

Directors of Special Education

Executive Directors of Approved Private Schools

Directors of Pupil Personnel Services

Chairpersons of Committees on Special Education
Chairpersons of Committees on Preschool Special Education

New York City Committee on Preschool Special Education Chairpersons & Administrators

New York City Committee on Special Education Chairpersons and Administrators
Impartial Hearing Officers
Commissioner's Advisory Panel for Special Education Services
SETRC Professional Development Specialists
Independent Living Centers
Other State Agency Programs
FROM: Lawrence C. Gloeckler
SUBJECT: Compensation Rates for Impartial Hearing Officers Pursuant to Section 200.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner

Section 200.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner requires that an impartial hearing officer shall be compensated in an amount not to exceed the applicable rate prescribed in a schedule of maximum rates approved by the Director of the Division of Budget. Effective October 1, 2001, the Division of Budget has approved a revised maximum compensation rate for impartial hearing officers at the rate of $100 per hour for pre-hearing, hearing, and post-hearing activities. There is no maximum per diem on the number of hours for compensation.

For all hearings for which a district contracts with an impartial hearing officer prior to October 1, 2001, the maximum compensation remains at the $40 per hour rate, not to exceed $300 per day for a 7.5-hour day.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, you may contact the Special Education Policy Unit at (518) 473-2878.