ORDER: COVID-19 Did Not Kill IEP Rights

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June 9, 2020 - All over the country we have been receiving reports of school districts failing to comply with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). We have heard that school districts are failing to implement individual education plans. Often times, school districts have given parents the impression that school districts have the right to not follow IDEA during COVID-19. This is simply not true. Today, in her Order of Sufficiency, , Florida Administrative Law Judge Diane Cleavinger specifically noted that "there has been no waiver of IDEA and its requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic and no executive order suspending requirements." As such, school districts had and continue to have a duty to comply with IDEA even during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Jamison Jessup is available for free consultations. Please call him for an appointment today at 386-878-2400.

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