Fall Conference on Spec Ed Law - Issue #3The third of 3 issues devoted to current legal news for administrators who deal with special ed.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services recently issued guidance designed to clarify that goals set out in a student’s individualized education program (IEP) must be aligned with grade-level content standards.
Fall Conference on Special Ed Law - Issue #2
5 NEW SCHOOL LAW RULINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
Flour Bluff v. Student, Dkt. No. 265-SE-0515
A hearing officer determines if the District’s FIE was appropriate and if the parent was entitled to an IEE.
Student v. North East ISD, Dkt. No. 282-SE-0515
The hearing officer determines if a violation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act occurred.
The District Did Not Deny The Student FAPE When It Denied All In-Class Accommodations Requested By The Parent
Student v. Edinburg CISD, Dkt. No. 238-SE-0415 (Hearing Officer Lucius D. Bunton, August 10, 2015).
Good record keeping by the district helps the hearing officer determine the ruling.
Spring Branch ISD v. Student, Dkt. No. 229-SE-0415 (Hearing Officer Mary Carolyn Carmichael, May 26, 2015).
The hearing officer found in favor of the District and held that it was entitled to conduct an initial evaluation of the student, regardless of the parent’s lack of consent.
Student v. San Antonio ISD, Dkt. No. 167-SE-0215 (Hearing Officer Tommy Broyles, August 17, 2015).
The hearing officer held that the District had denied the student a FAPE in the development and implementation of the student’s IEP, but that the student was not entitled to a private placement at District expense.
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