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The district may respond to your Request for Review in one of two ways, either with 1. an "Answer" or 2. an "Answer with Cross-Appeal."

  • An Answer is the district's response to the issues you have raised and an Answer explains why the district thinks the impartial hearing officer's decision was correct. 
  • An Answer with Cross-Appeal is similar to an Answer, but it also include the district's argument that some portion(s) of the impartial hearing officer's decision are incorrect as well.  If the district serves you with an Answer that includes a Cross-Appeal and thereby challenges a portion of the IHO's decision, then you will have the right to respond to the district's Cross-Appeal with an Answer of your own.