School & District Management

A Roundup of Supreme Court/Forest Grove News

By Christina A. Samuels — June 22, 2009 1 min read

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.

The New York Times has a take on the case. And finally, the Oregonian, based in Portland, has a short article on its Web site.

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.