The State Review Officer may seek additional oral testimony or documentary evidence from the parties if the State Review Officer determines that such additional evidence is necessary. The regulations do not prevent a party from asking a State Review Officer to consider additional evidence that was not placed in the hearing record that was before the IHO. If you wish the State Review Officer to consider additional documentary evidence you must submit it with your Request for Review, Answer, or Answer with Cross-Appeal. You should explain why it is important for the State Review Officer to consider this evidence. The school district will be permitted to respond to your request and explain why the additional evidence should be considered by the State Review Officer or rejected.