Supreme Court Declines To Hear IDEA Case
[Source: Disability Scoop]
The U.S. Supreme Court said this week that it will not consider a special education case that raised questions about whether or not school districts should be liable if they fail to identify a child’s special needs.
The case was brought by a California mother who said that her local school district did not identify her daughter’s disabilities even as teachers reported that the 10th-grader “colored with crayons at her desk, played with dolls in class and urinated on herself.” The student, known as Addison in court papers, went without special education services and continued to be promoted to the next grade, her mother alleged.
Addison’s mother sued the Compton Unified School District in 2004 saying that educators should have noticed the girl’s needs sooner. She cited the “child find” clause under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which obligates schools to identify students who may qualify for special education services.
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