Amicus Brief

Will SCOTUS keep passing on school district cases?

With the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) set to open its October 2014-2015 term on Monday Oct. 6, one can only wonder if it will continue to pass on school district cases. According to Education Week’s analysis, it has been over five years since SCOTUS has decided on a case involving school districts or local public school officials.

Leading Education Groups Urge Supreme Court to Review Errant Ruling in Student Speech Case

Alexandria, Va. (Jan. 6, 2014) - The National School Boards Association (NSBA), joined by other leading education groups and a state school boards association, is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to accept Easton Area Sch. Dist. v. B.H for review and to reverse the appellate court’s decision as contrary to well-established Supreme Court precedent.

NSBA Urges Federal Courts to Correctly Apply Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

SCOTUSblog recognizes NSBA’s amicus brief on IDEA litigation

NSBA, PSBA and NASDSE Call on U.S. Supreme Court to Curb Lengthy IDEA Litigation

Alexandria, Va. (July 29, 2014 ) - The National School Boards Association (NSBA), joined by the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) and the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE), today filed a “friend of the court” (amicus) brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of M.R. v. Ridley School District. At issue in the case is whether school districts must continue paying for a student’s private placement once a court finds the school district provided the child with a free appropriate public education (FAPE). 

Ridley School District v. M.R.

IDEA:  extending private school tuition reimbursement - stayput placement - resolution special education disputes -collabrative process. Filed July 28, 2014. Certiorari Brief 

NSBA Amicus Brief - Wigg v. Sioux Falls School District 49-5 (8th Cir.)

First Amendment: religion, freedom of speech - elementary school teacher's participation in after hours student religious club

NSBA Amicus Brief - Weast v. Schaffer (4th Cir.)

IDEA: placement of burden of proof in special education due process hearings.


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