Spring Special Ed Law Conference Edition - Issue #1The first of 3 issues devoted to current legal news for special ed directors and other school administrators
The Dept of Education and the Dept of Health and Human Services have issued a policy statement that focuses on strong and positive collaboration between schools and families as the key to the success of early childhood programs.
Harlingen ISD wins first place in a community fitness challenge.
Education Law for Principals Edition of Postscripts
3 NEW SCHOOL LAW RULINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
Rockwall ISD v. M.C., 816 F.3d 329 (5th Cir. 2016).
Rockwall ISD was not ordered to reimburse parents who placed their daughter in a residential facility unilaterally and didn’t work with the district to develop and implement an IEP for the student.
Student v. Pflugerville ISD, Dkt. No. 017-SE-0915 (Hearing Officer Lucius Bunton, Feb. 19, 2016).
Pflugerville ISD was not required to pay for a student with multiple disabilities placed in a residential facility by his parents after the district designed an IEP that was not implemented because the student didn’t attend school in the district.
Student v. Gregory Portland ISD, Dkt. No. 024-SE-0915 (Hearing Officer Lynn E. Rubinett, March 25, 2016).
A hearing officer disagrees with parents about denial of FAPE resulting from application of ABA services by a teacher rather than a BCBA.