Breaking news: Supreme Court ruling allows publicly funded private schools for special ed students
In a new Supreme Court ruling today, it was decided that parents who send their special needs children to private schools due to a public school district’s inability to fulfill the child’s needs will be eligible for reimbursement of the cost of the private school from the public school district that is supposed to serve them.
Justice John Paul Stevens said, “We conclude that IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) authorizes reimbursement for the cost of special education services when a school district fails to provide a FAPE (Free Appropriate Public Education) and the private-school placement is appropriate, regardless of whether the child previously received special education or related services through the public school”.
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