On Board Online • May 8, 2017
By Jay Worona
For the first time since 1982, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled on the specific entitlements that students with disabilities have under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) to receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE).
In Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, the nation's highest court unanimously decided that the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals erred when it ruled that it was sufficient for the school district in the case to provide a special education student with an educational benefit that was anything more than de minimis (trivial). That's too low a standard for FAPE, according to the court.Read the entire article>>
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New York State voters approved 99.4 percent of school district budgets on Tuesday, May 16, according to an analysis by the New York State School Boards Association.
"This year, many school boards overcame rising costs in order to deliver budgets that stayed within the state's property tax cap," said NYSSBA Executive Director Timothy G. Kremer. "Smart budgeting, community input and an increase in state education funding helped districts win strong voter support. Some districts were even able to restore positions lost during leaner budgeting years."
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