The Public School District’s Legal Obligation and the Matter of Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District
by Paul N. Barger, Esq.
Clients and colleagues often ask us to explain exactly what a public school district’s legal obligation is to students eligible for special education and related services. It is difficult to answer that question as states have different standards, and since federal judges, in multiple jurisdictions, have offered varied interpretations of those students.
The United States Supreme Court recently heard arguments on this very issue In the Matter of Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District. The Court’s difficult charge in that case is to determine if public entities are required to offer and provide eligible students with an education that allows for significant progress equal to that of typical children, or whether the district’s obligation is merely to offer a program that allows for some gains.
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April 4, 2017 – High Risk to High Potential: Transition Challenges for Students with ADHD and LD.
Robert M. Tudisco, Esq., will present, in collaboration with Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, on High Risk to High Potential: Transition Challenges for Students with ADHD and LD on April 4, at 7:00pm
Date/Time: April 4, 2017, 7:00pm
Location: Westport Library, 20 Jesup Rd, Westport, CT
April 6, 2017 – Special Education Reconsidered
Lori M. Gaines, Esq., will present an interactive conversation about the Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District case, the arguments made for and against imposing a greater obligation on school districts to provide more than the minimum educational benefit to students with disabilities, and the potential impact of the Supreme Court’s decision on the climate of special education across the United States on April 6, 2017, at 7:00pm
Date/Time: April 6, 2017, 7:00pm
Location: Monmouth University, Wilson Hall, 400 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch, NJ 07764