I've been up reading the procedural safeguards that are given to parents when their children get IEP's. I had thought this was a federal document, but this says it is put out by the state DOE and covers some state law in it. Anyway, it says that mediation agreements between sd's and parents regarding spec. ed (IEP) issues are legally binding, must be signed by someone in authority in the sd, and can be filed in state or federal court if not adhered to. That sounds a little better than my impression that mediation was not binding. The down side for parents is that you are never allowed to bring the issue up again, other than if you have to take it to court for non-compliance. Also, it didn't look like there was a time limit for taking an issue to mediation. However, I wonder if you can get monetary compensation this route. Am I misinterpreting something? is this something I should just ask an attny about?