Amy E. Slater, Esq., covers special education legal issues for LRP Publications.
The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear the case, which argued that allowing transgender students to use whichever restroom or locker room matches their gender identity violates the constitutional rights of children whose identity corresponds with their birth sex.
Our infographic highlights some of the notable changes and court decisions between 1975, when it first became federal law that states receive funding to provide a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) to children with disabilities, and 2017.
While staggered arrival and departure times for students with disabilities might be acceptable in the return to school this fall, administrators must be aware that such an arrangement could affect a student’s right to FAPE.
A Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling that overturned most provisions in the “Safer at Home” order issued by the state’s Department of Health Services in April 2020 will not require students to return to the classroom just yet.