• Dispute Resolution

    A student must be allowed to attend the school whose district is challenging the student's right to attend until the Commissioner of Education or the Commissioner's designee makes a final decision regarding the dispute. The challenging school district must continue to provide transportation and other school services to the student until the dispute is resolved.

    1. The dispute resolution process begins at the time a school/district challenges the right of either a parent or guardian to enroll a child or to continue a child's enrollment in school, or in the case of an unaccompanied youth, the youth's right to enroll or to continue enrollment in school.
    2. When a school or school district challenges the enrollment of the child or unaccompanied youth, the school or school district must:

    3. Notify MADOE of the challenge on the day of the challenge and provide MADOE with copies of all notices given to the parent, guardian, or unaccompanied youth.