Law Offices of H. Jeffrey Marcus P.C.
Monday, January 4, 2010
Compensatory education claim
Petrina W. v. City of Chicago Public School Dist. 299, Slip Copy, 2009 WL 5066651, N.D.Ill.,2009: IHO held that comp ed claim was not ripe until the student turned 22. The district court held otherwise finding that “compensatory education can be appropriately sought and granted prospectively-that is, before the student has reached the age of 21.” The Court further held that the proper question in a comp ed case is “how much compensatory education-if any-is necessary to restore [the student] to the position she would have occupied, had the School District provided her with a FAPE during the periods in which she was deprived of one.“