Schools rebel over funding evaluations

Alabama district argues federal mandate on private evaluations for students with disabilities is invalid

, Daily Report


A federal appeals panel this week tested an Alabama school district's challenge to a long-standing federal regulation that makes it pay for parents' evaluations of students' disabilities. Judge Adalberto Jordan (above) asked why the Jefferson County, Ala., school board was litigating over a $1,000 evaluation, but the district's lawyer said evaluations can cost much more.

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