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Parents Refuse Consent for IEP? Still No Obligation to Write 504 Plan

Posted in Special Education
If you are responsible for the implementation of either IEP’s or Section 504 plans in your school district, at some point, you have probably encountered a situation where a parent refuses to provide consent (or revokes consent) for an IEP, and insists that the district instead implement a Section 504 Accommodation Plan.  If so, you [&hellip… Continue Reading

CT DOE Circulates Draft Revised Special Education Regulations

Posted in Special Education
In June 2007, the CT DOE started the process of revising the state special education regulations, and circulated its proposals for public comment.  Based on the responses, the Department decided to revise its proposal and restart the review process.  A new draft has emerged, dated February 3, 2010.  According to the accompanying memorandum from Commissioner [&hellip… Continue Reading

Forest Grove Case Drops Other Shoe

Posted in Special Education
In a decision filed December 8, 2009, the United States District Court for the District of Oregon issued a ruling in the case that went all the way to the United States Supreme Court and back on the issue of whether a school district could be liable for tuition reimbursement to a private school in [&hellip… Continue Reading

Second Circuit Decision: Failure to Name Specific School Not a Procedural Violation for IEP

Posted in Special Education
In a new decision issued October 9, 2009, T.Y. v. New York City Dept. of Education, 109 LRP 63646 (2d Cir. 2009), the Second Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that it is not a procedural violation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for the IEP not to name a specific school that is recommended for [&hellip… Continue Reading

Of Resource Officers, Recycling, and Random Data Collection

Posted in Regular Education
A brief review of pending legislation currently awaiting action in the Connecticut legislature: SB 6489: An Act Concerning a Plan for School Resource Officers.  This law would be effective 7/1/09, but would require by 1/1/10 the Department of Education, Department of Children and Families, the Judicial Department, and the Connecticut School Resource Officer Association to [&hellip… Continue Reading

SDOE Memo Denies Excess Cost Grant Reimbursements

Posted in Special Education
The October 31, 2008 memorandum issued by Anne Louise Thompson, Bureau Chief for Special Education, bears a second reading this time of year as districts prepare to submit excess cost grant applications for the spring of 2009.  The memo, issued in the fall, caused shock waves in the special education community initially, as directors absorbed the [&hellip… Continue Reading
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