Judge Rules Issaquah School District Violated the IDEA and Ordered to Pay

The Seattle Times reported on a judge’s ruling in favor of a student in a due process hearing, who is represented by Wiscarson Law. Issaquah School District failed to keep accurate records, issue IEP progress notes, provide proper documentation to parents, and provide the student with a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) during the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 school years.

The due process hearing request was filed in 2018 after nearly a decade of educational obstacles were experienced by the student. The student was awarded over $170,000 to reimburse the parents for private school tuition, transportation, and an evaluation. Issaquah School District will continue to pay private school tuition fees until it can provide the student with FAPE.

The following article depicts the challenges the student experienced, as well as the drastic improvement in his education and disposition after receiving the services he needs from a private school.


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