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What are the essential features of mediation?

  • it is a voluntary process
  • it is intended to resolve disputes in the early stage of disagreement
  • an impartial mediator facilitates the meeting
  • the goal: a mutually agreeable solution for both parties
  • once a resolution is reached, a legally binding agreement is written
  • a "shepherd" is assigned to help ensure implementation of the agreement

Preparing for a Mediation

This brochure provides a brief overview of what to expect during a mediation:

Mediation Brochure - November 2014

Mediation Process

Here is the process that is followed when a mediation conference is requested:

Mediation Procedures - August 2011

Request Form

This is the form parents should use to request a mediation conference:

Model Form - Mediation


Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on May 25, 2018 at 9:47am.