Significant areas of law: Parent’s demand to include specific methods/services in IEP to deal with student’s needs.
Date of Decision: November 18, 2022
Significant areas of law: Lack of adequate services, appropriate offer of placement and lack of clarity in IEP offer.
Date of Decision: November 07, 2022
Significant areas of law: Exception to parental consent under FERPA
CASE NO. 2016030817 Student v. CONEJO VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Counsel for Student: Henry Tovmassian and George Crook Counsel for School: Wesley …
Student is eligible for special education and related services with emotional disturbance as a primary eligibility category as well as secondary categories of other health impairment, due to a diagnosis of attention deficit disorder; and specific learning disability.
School officials failed to act after suspicions of abuse, against students having disability, were raised by district employee.
School administers were found guilty of allowing wrestling coach to have direct contact with children despite having prior knowledge of allegations related to sexual abuse.
Even after finding out about petition created to kill the student, teachers did not notify her parents. School administrators were at fault for not taking any appropriate action against bullying.
The instruments used by school for assessment of student were “technically sound” and IEP team had adequate information to determine the nature of Student’s behaviors and consider whether changes in services were necessary. Hence, school did not fail to assess student in all areas of suspected disability.
School failed to provide any legal authority that relieved it of the responsibility for conducting a thorough cognition assessment. The IEP team did not have sufficient information concerning Student’s needs in the area of language and speech. Hence, mother was substantially impaired in her ability to fully participate in the collaborative IEP process
IEP of new school was consistent with IEP offered by previous school.
NPS offered by school was appropriate based on student’s needs. Hence, school was not required to reimburse expenses incurred by parents on placement of student in NPS of their choice.
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