Fall Conference on Special Ed Law - Issue #1

The first of 3 issues devoted to current legal news for special ed directors and other administrators.

The Latest D.O.E. Guidance on Bullying of Students With Disabilities


 
 

Learn more about the district’s responsibilities concerning the harassment of students with disabilities.




Fostering one-to-one friendships between students with and without IDD


 
 

Creating an inclusive school climate for all students.




22 Teachers Caught Being Awesome


 
 

Register for the Spring Conference on Special Education Law

Same great conference, two locations: Arlington – April 13th, 2016 and New Braunfels – April 27th, 2016

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Fall Special Ed Conference Q&A continued…


 
 

Conference Q&A addresses Senate Bill 507 and the new rules for translated IEP’s for native Spanish speaking parents.



NEW SCHOOL LAW RULINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT


The Bilingual Student Did Not Qualify For Special Education


  Student v. Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, Dkt. No. 015-SE-0914 (Hearing Officer Ann Vevier Lockwood, January 19, 2015).
 

This district addressed parental concerns through RtI and and determined that the bilingual student didn’t qualify for special ed.



Procedural Errors In Conducting An IEE Resulted In A Denial Of FAPE


  Student v. West Orange Cove CISD, Dkt. No. 011-SE-0914 (Hearing Officer Sharon Ramage February 4, 2015).
 

Read more on why this district was ordered to provide a new evaluation of the student at the district’s expense.



The Student Was Not Entitled To An IEE; District’s FIE Found To Be Appropriate


  Clear Creek ISD v. Student, Dkt. No. 111-SE-1214 (Hearing Officer Ann Vevier Lockwood March 25, 2015).
 

Meeting all the IDEA requirements and procedures helps districts avoid costly re-evaluations.



The Educational Program Deprived The Student Of FAPE


  Student v. Canyon ISD, Dkt. No. 028-SE-0914 (Hearing Officer Ann Vevier Lockwood February 20, 2015).
 

Read why the hearing officer concluded that this district had denied the student FAPE.



The District Met Its Child-Find Obligations


  Student v. Clear Creek ISD, Dkt. No. 206-SE-0414 (Hearing Officer Sharon Cloninger February 20, 2015).
 

The hearing officer looks at evaluations done by both the parents and the district.



Student’s Behavioral Difficulties Did Not Warrant Special Education Services


  Student v. Aransas Pass ISD, Dkt. No. 145-SE-0115 (Hearing Officer Lucius Bunton March 2, 2015).
 

A student previously eligible for special education services is found no longer eligible.


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