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District Court Affirms OAH Decision Finding Parents Are Not Entitled to Private School Reimbursement
In G.G. v. Conejo Valley USD, the District Court concluded, among other things, that lack of parent cooperation does not mean the school district denied parent meaningful participation and that the school district offered the student an appropriate program. Notably, the Federal District Court also concluded that recreational therapy is a therapy, not a disability, and the school district had already assessed the underlying disability related to social skills. [more]
Secret Service Issues Threat Assessment Operational Guide
The U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center issued an operational guide for preventing targeted school violence. [more]
Supreme Court Holds that Public-Sector Agency Fees Violate the First Amendment; California Reaction Through SB 866
In Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, the U.S. Supreme Court found that a significant impingement on First Amendment free speech rights occurs when public employers require their employees, through agency fees, to provide financial support to a union. [more]
SUPREME COURT Clarifies FAPE Standard
The Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in Endrew F. clarifies that an IEP must be reasonably calculated to enable a child to make progress in light of the child’s circumstances. [more]
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