Legal System

NSBA and Eight State School Board Associations Call Upon the Ninth Circuit to Affirm IDEA’s Educational Purpose

Alexandria, Va. (Oct. 15, 2014) — The National School Boards Association (NSBA), joined by eight state school boards associations, today filed a “friend of the court” (amicus) brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of D.A. v. Meridian Joint Sch. Dist. No. 2. At issue in this case is whether a high-functioning autistic student with social, behavioral and self-sufficiency needs is entitled to Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) services when the disability does not adversely affect his educational performance.

D.A. v. Meridian Joint School District No. 2 (9th Cir.)

IDEA:  eligibility for services - qualifying disability -  adverse impact of disability on academic performance - "adversely affects educational performance" standard

Torres v. Mantee County School District

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida opinion holding that Title VII preempts Title IX as to school employees' discrimination and retaliation claims unrelated to their students.

North Carolina School Boards Association Press Release Re: NC School Voucher Program Decision

North Carolina School Boards Association press release announcing Wake County Syperior Court Judge Hobgood's bench opinion ruling that the state's private school voucher program violates the state constitution.

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 

Does v. Board of Educ. of Prince George's County (4th Cir.)

Legal System: Davis standard - deliberate indifference - agency enforcement guidance - bullying/harassment. Filed June 4, 2014.

Morgan v. Swanson (5th Cir.)

First Amendment:  Establishment Clause and Free Speech Clause—qualified immunity for school officials making decisions that require reconciling free speech and government endorsement of religion concerns. Filed March 16, 2011.

NSBA Amicus Brief DeRolph v. State (U.S. Sup. Ct.)

School Finance: state constitutional right to public education - availability of remedy - jurisdiction


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