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Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Joint Post III. Yet another special eduction case has come down from the Second Circuit. In AA v. Fred Philips, the Court held that the plaintiff bore the burden of proving that the defendants -- the New York State Education Department, the Commissioner of Education and the Governor -- that they had failed in their obligation to bring the Central Islip Union Free School District into compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act on issues specifically identified as deficient in a report issued by the Education Department and failed to comply with their monitoring and enforcement obligations with respect to district IDEA violations that were not noted in the report.

The Second Circuit held that the plaintiffs had not met their burden and affirmed the dismissal of the District Court.

The decision can be found here. This post can also be found on Second Opinion's sister blog -- The FAPE Page, which deals with special education law issues.

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