|What to Expect|
|Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Hearings|
Prehearing Conference (PHC)
What happens at a prehearing conference?
The prehearing conference is by phone. It can last from 30 minutes to 2 hours.
The parties and the judge will discuss:
At the prehearing you will not:
If you asked for the hearing, you must participate in the prehearing conference. Otherwise, your case may be cancelled (dismissed).
You will receive a Scheduling Notice. It will tell you how to participate. Here is an example - Scheduling Notice.
Before the prehearing conference, you must call OAH to provide a phone number where you can be reached for the prehearing.
If the judge does not call you within ten minutes after the start time, call OAH at (360) 407-2700 or (800) 583-8271.
After the prehearing conference, you will receive a Prehearing Order. The order lists all of the due dates and the hearing date, time and location. It will have a statement of the issues for the hearing.
It is very important to read all of the Prehearing Order.
Sample Prehearing Conference Order