ERIC Number: EJ852671
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Due Process Hearing Case Study
Bateman, David F.
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v40 n6 p60-62 Jul-Aug 2008
Greg is 13 years old, and currently in seventh grade; he entered an unnamed District ("the District") school in fourth grade as a student with a specific learning disability; he had been identified as eligible for special education programming and services during second grade. During fifth and sixth grade Greg was provided services through a resource teacher for his learning disabilities, most notably for his problems with language arts and math. During sixth grade his behavioral difficulties resulted in him spending the last 6 weeks of the school year in an alternative education placement. Because of his behavior difficulties, the District sought to classify Greg as emotionally disturbed and sought a placement other than the resource room for students with learning disabilities. The issue presented at the due process hearing was the appropriateness of the District's proposed placement in a full-time classroom for students with emotional disturbance. Greg's parents opposed the proposed placement, wanting him retained in his neighborhood school with additional support. This article discusses the history of Greg's case and the decision made by the court.
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Neighborhood Schools, Civil Rights, Emotional Disturbances, Learning Disabilities, Resource Teachers, Elementary School Students, Special Education, Special Needs Students, Behavior Problems, Court Litigation, Student Placement, Language Arts, Mathematics, Achievement Gap, Hearings, Case Studies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2; Grade 4; Grade 6; Grade 7; Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Board of Education v Rowley; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children