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DUE PROCESS DECISIONS


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STUDENT v. SUMMIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS-DENALI

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.

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STUDENT V. SANTA MONICA-MALIBU UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

School officials failed to act after suspicions of abuse, against students having disability, were raised by district employee.

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STUDENT v. LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

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.

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STUDENT V. EL SEGUNDO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

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.

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STUDENT v. WILLIAM S. HART UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

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

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