Special Education Administrators Submit Amicus Briefs Challenging “Stay Put” Brief


The Education Week (7/30, Samuels) reports the National Association of State Directors of Special Education and the National School Boards Association filed an amicus brief on July 28 in the M.R. et al v. Ridley School District urging the Supreme Court to review the “stay Put” ruling. The current case challenges the law, which says that students in special education disputes can stay in private school at the cost of the school district while their cases move through the judicial system. The amicus brief argues that the stay put law puts a significant financial burden on school districts and provides incentives for parents to draw out cases as long as possible.