Thursday, March 20, 2014

Another win for KGK

Following Lori's Due Process win against Pointe Educational Services, a charter school, Pointe's attorneys appealed to the United States District Court for the District of Arizona.  The District Court Judge remanded for clarification the Administrative Law Judge's Order with respect to tuition and transportation costs to be paid by Pointe. Another hearing was held on the sole issues to clarify the amount of tuition to be paid by Pointe and the manner of calculating transportation reimbursement.  A hearing in this matter was held on January 9, 2014.  Lori won again.  The Judge found that Pointe must pay the full tuition rate, not a discounted rate, including past tuition, and transportation at the standard federal mileage rate of $.056, not a lower rate as Pointe's lawyers requested.  See the Decision here.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Top 10 IEP Tips

 From Hope Kirsch's presentation on Top 10 IEP Tips at AZA United's 2014 Transciplinary Conference:

10. Organize, organize, organize
9. Read notice
8. Know who is on your child's IEP Team
7. Prepare
6. What to expect at the meeting
5. Placement vs. Location
4. Helpful hints
3. Participating, consensus, predetermination
2. Consensus & What if I don’t agree?
1. What now?