Tom F. was awarded continued tuition reimbursement under IDEA after his disabled child spent two years attending private school following Tom F's successful challenge to the New York public school district's Individualized Education Plan for his son as inadequate. The trial court reversed the administrative ruling, holding that the child was not entitled to tuition reimbursement because he had not previously received education services from a public agency. In reversing the trial court, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld [order, PDF] the reimbursement mandated by the administrative body stating that IDEA did not preclude tuition reimbursement in this situation. AP has more. SCOTUSblog has additional coverage.
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