18A:46-2.4 Office of the Special Education Ombudsman.
1. a. There is established in the Department of Education the Office of the Special Education Ombudsman. The purpose of the ombudsman is to serve as a resource to provide information and support to parents, students, and educators regarding special education rights and services.
b.The Commissioner of Education shall appoint a Special Education Ombudsman, who shall be qualified by training and experience to perform the duties of the office. The ombudsman shall be a person of recognized judgment, integrity, and objectivity, and shall be skilled in communication, conflict resolution, and professionalism.
c.The ombudsman shall organize and direct the work of the office, including the work of such professional and clerical staff as may be necessary to carry out the ombudsman's duties.
L.2015, c.219, s.1.
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