Court sides with district, finds that school provided student with “reasonably calculated” education plan
Docket Number: 0000000 , Decision Date: June 26, 2023
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This IDEA case was initiated in response to several due process complaints filed by a 16-year-old student and his mother against the student’s school district. The student and mother alleged that the district violated the student’s right to a free appropriate public education (FAPE) by failing to abide by her Individualized Education Plan (IEP). The complaint mainly focused on several teachers’ alleged failure to provide math-focused, multi-modal instruction and consistently collect data. After reviewing the student’s academic progress and hearing from teachers and administrators, the Court denied relief to the student and parent, finding little evidence that the school had failed to provide a “reasonably calculated” plan to enable the student to make progress “appropriate in light of [her] circumstances.” The Court also determined the deviation in data collection was “relatively small,” and the school had since corrected the issue.