This month’s update identifies two recent court decisions addressing various FAPE issues, including the foundational role of evaluations and, in the second case, the overlay of Section 504. Download the update and read more.
September 2021 Legal Update
This month’s update identifies recent court decisions illustrating the IDEA issues of “stay-put” and “reverse” attorneys’ fees. Download the update and read more.
COVID-19 Guidance and Case Law: Late Fall Update
November 19, 2020 The pandemic continues, and the ultimate two-part question for parents and school districts still remains open-ended: (a) has the district denied FAPE to the eligible child and, if so, (b) what is the resulting relief, including any compensatory education? In the meantime, the issue for IDEA adjudications keeps reappearing in a potentially… Continue reading COVID-19 Guidance and Case Law: Late Fall Update
August 2020 Legal Update
This month’s update concerns issues that were subject to recent court decisions of general significance: (a) transportation under a state open enrollment law, and (b) compensatory education and other relief from stay-put violation. Click here to download the update and read more.
March 2018 Legal Update
This month's legal alert focuses on two recent cases with costly consequences, one arising from a student’s concussion (Lincoln-Sudbury Regional School District v. Mr. and Mrs. W. (2018)), and the other, the failure to have the IEP ready at the start of the school year (School District of Philadelphia v. Kirsch (2018)). Click here to… Continue reading March 2018 Legal Update
February 2018 Legal Update
This legal alert focuses on two recent cases, one including the intersection of child find and RTI under the IDEA (M.G. v. Williamson County Schools (2018)), and the other concerning the IDEA remedies for stay-put violations (Doe v. East Lyme Board of Education (2015, 2017)). Click here to download the update and read more.