34 CFR 21.44 - Further proceedings.
(a) The adjudicative officer shall make the determination of an award on the basis of the written record.
(2) The adjudicative officer may order further proceedings only if he or she determines that those proceedings are necessary for full and fair resolution of issues arising from the application.
(3) If further proceedings are ordered, the adjudicative officer shall determine the scope of those proceedings, which may include such proceedings as informal conferences, oral arguments, additional written submissions, discovery, or an evidentiary hearing.
(1) Specify the information sought or the disputed issues; and
(2) Explain why the additional proceedings are necessary to obtain that information or resolve those issues.