Supreme Court To Reconsider Private School Payment
The Supreme Court will again tackle the question of whether or not a student must try public school special education before seeking reimbursement for private school tuition.
The court announced Friday that it will hear an appeal from an Oregon school district in the case, Forest Grove School District v. T.A. The district contends that it should not have to pay for private school if the student has not been in special education within the public school district first. A federal appeals court earlier sided with the student in the case. The student enrolled in a $5,200-a month program and requested that the district pay for it.
In 2007, the Supreme Court heard a case brought by a New York family with a similar issue, but the court split its vote 4-4, leaving the issue undecided, reports Education Week. To read more click here.
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