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

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."