The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act can require districts to pay for a student’s private school placement, even if that student never spent any time enrolled in public school.
The court’s 6-3 decision came in Forest Grove School District v. T.A. (Case No. 08-305).
My colleagues Erik Robelen and Mark Walsh have a story on the decision here.
The Forest Grove News-Times, the newspaper that covers the Oregon district, weighs in here.
Some of the early comments from readers on the Oregonian’s Web site are particularly harsh, saying that this decision could end up bankrupting school districts. What are your thoughts?
A version of this news article first appeared in the On Special Education blog.