The firm shares some thoughts on clearing the backlog of evaluations and reevaluations while managing ongoing referrals and reevaluations when schools reopen after the coronavirus closure.
Partner John Audi was featured this week in an interview on "videoEDition Remote," a regularly broadcast program of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association. In the interview, Audi shared his seasoned perspective on the legal aspects of the coronavirus school closures and the future of education in a pandemic.
The firm is asked whether a baseline for an IEP can be obtained virtually during the coronavirus closure.
A school that already communicated with parents on a possible ESY during the coronavirus closure asks the firm to review its outreach to make sure all necessary information was included.
The firm offers advice for those seeking guidance concerning graduation of students with disabilities, and if these students are entitled to compensatory services once schools re-open after the coronavirus closure.
To get an idea of staffing and other issues, a district wishes to send a letter to parents asking if they are interested in ESY after the coronavirus closure. How does the firm suggest they proceed?
During the coronavirus closure, questions have arisen concerning compensatory services after schools reopen. The firm provides answers and helpful documents.
The firm is asked: Are there legal considerations for schools hosting virtual proms during the coronavirus closure?
The firm answers: are there any pitfalls to using electronic signatures on Special Ed, gifted ed, and 504 docs during the coronavirus closure?
The firm shares how a district might respond when parents don't agree with interim NOREPs offered during the coronavirus closure.