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U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans
Regulations: Part 300 / E / 300.506 / c

(c) Impartiality of mediator.

(1) An individual who serves as a mediator under this part--

(i) May not be an employee of the SEA or the LEA that is involved in the education or care of the child; and

(ii) Must not have a personal or professional interest that conflicts with the person's objectivity.

(2) A person who otherwise qualifies as a mediator is not an employee of an LEA or State agency described under Sec. 300.228 solely because he or she is paid by the agency to serve as a mediator.