ERIC Number: ED383133
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Cost as a Factor in Determining an Appropriate Special Education Program or Placement.
Opuda, Michael J.
Law and court decisions concerning cost as a factor in determining an appropriate special education program or placement are reviewed. The historical context is briefly considered, including numbers of students needing and receiving special education services for 1976-77 and 1992-93 as well as public expenditures for special education in 1987-88 and amount per child adjusted for inflation for 1992. Legal decisions are identified that pertain to: government and private sources of special education funds, third party payments, consideration of costs for the individualized education plan team meeting, the meaning of free appropriate public education, failure to find a qualified provider, paying for evaluations, cost issues in shortened school days and transportation, cost as a factor in determining appropriate medical and school health services and in placement determinations, and whether cost can be a consideration under the Americans with Disabilities Act. A brief summary and recommendations conclude the review. (SW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Costs, Court Litigation, Disabilities, Economic Factors, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Expenditures, Free Education, Government School Relationship, Program Costs, Public Education, Special Education, Student Placement
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (73rd, Indianapolis, IN, April 5-9, 1995).