District ordered to pay for student’s comprehensive re-evaluation following years-long delay
Docket Number: 0000000 , Decision Date: August 15, 2022
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In this matter, the parent of a 16-year-old special education student alleged the school district failed to evaluate her child over a nine-year period. The Court concluded that, while delays in evaluations are typically deemed procedural violations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), in this case the lengthy delay constituted a substantive violation of the IDEA because it impeded the parent’s opportunity to participate in the decision-making process for her child’s education. The parent’s other claims for relief were denied.