ERIC Number: ED332474
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
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Classroom Space: The Hendricks v Carroll Case and Its Impact on Special Education.
Miller, Earl; Hochman, Bruce
The monograph addresses implications of Nicholas Hendricks et al. versus Carroll, a federal court case that requires the provision of comparable classroom space for special education programs for disabled students. The case involved the Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit in Pennsylvania, and developed out of the different responsibilities of local districts and intermediate units in Pennsylvania and unsuccessful attempts to resolve the problem locally. The judgement required the Pennsylvania Department of Education to develop a Remedial Plan. This plan required local school districts and intermediate units to develop Facilities Plans to correct the problem. The Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit Facilities Plan involved forming a Special Educational Procedures Committee to develop operational definitions to implement the mandate and a Facilities Plan Committee involving all the school districts, plaintiffs, advocate representatives, and the Intermediate Unit, which would make specific decisions concerning classroom locations. Oversight is by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The court case has had both positive and negative effects on the placement of special education classrooms within school districts. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Hendricks v Carroll; Pennsylvania
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (69th, Atlanta, GA, April 1-5, 1991).