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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

SRO affirms denial of reimbursement claim despite unavailability of district recommended placement

SRO 08-157: No surprise that the SRO Kelly affirmed the denial of reimbursement, but the case is notable for Kelly permitting a recommendation for placement into a class for which there were no openings. And the recommendation was made 2 weeks prior to the start of school. See SRO 08-088 for case in which the SRO found that the IHO "should have considered wheterh the district had a classroom seat available for the student at the beginning of the 2007-2008 school year, and if not, he should have determined whether the failure to do so rose to the level of denying the student a FAPE".

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