Seeking Tuition Reimbursement for the 2015-2016 School Year? Proceed With CAUTION!

A recent federal court decision out of the Southern District Court of New York may affect how you proceed when communicating with your school district about your child's 2015-2016 IEP and school placement decisions.

The federal court essentially held that a school district is relieved of its obligation under state and federal regulations to provide parents with prior written notice of the location of the school site if the parents have expressly or implicitly communicated that their “real concern” is with the IEP program, rather than where the program will be implemented. This is problematic for many reasons. Please click here for a copy of the decision.  Also, feel free to contact me discuss this decision and its implications for you.  My email is tracey@SpencerWalshLaw.com. It is essential that you know how you should proceed with communications with your school district, prior to notifying your school district about seeking tuition reimbursement for the 2015-2016 school year.

Best,  Tracey (To make an appointment, please fill out an intake form on the right side of this page or call 917-566-2677)