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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Supreme Court denies cert in 8th Circuit IDEA discipline case

Doe v. Todd: The Supreme Court denied cert in a case in which a South Dakota high school student with learning disabilities was placed in an alternative school for 38 days without a formal hearing. Parent chose to seek recourse through the school board rather than through IDEA due process.

Saranac Lake School District sued for failure to appropriately address bullying

Parents have filed a $6 million dollar lawsuit against the Saranac Lake Central School District to address allegations that their young daughter was bullied, harassed and assaulted in school because of her race. See article.