Special Education

Compensation Rates for Impartial Hearing Officers Pursuant to Section 200.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner

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.

Last Updated: February 21, 2018