Compton Unified School District v. Addison

Petition for certiorari denied on January 9, 2012
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-886 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2011

Issue: Whether the special education due process hearing procedures under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), 20 U.S.C. § 1400 et seq., allow a parent to bring a claim of negligence against a school district, or whether due process hearing claims are limited to disputes regarding intentional decisions made by the school district.

Plain English Issue: Does a parent of a disabled child have a right to a hearing to challenge school officials' failure to arrange an educational program for the child, if officials are only negligent and did not act intentionally.

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