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Forest Grove School District v. T.A. 08-305

Date: 
06/22/2009
Author: 
Supreme Court of the United States

Parents of a student with learning disablities removed him from the public school and placed him in a private academy when the district failed to provide services to meet his unique needs.  The court held that,

"IDEA authorizes reimbursement for private special education services when a public school fails to provide a FAPE and the private school placement is appropriate, regardless of whether the child previously received special-education services through the public school."


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