NY: Schools Must Prove They Are Meeting Special Needs Kids Needs If Challenged

Under current law, parents who believe that their special needs student’s public school is not adequately meeting their special needs bear the burden of proving at an administrative hearing that that is the case.

That can be a time-consuming and expensive proposition.

In New York state, the governor just approved a bill that will shift to the school the burden of proving that it is meeting the special needs student’s needs.

This is an enormous victory for New York’s special needs kids and their parents.

Will other states follow suit?

Read more in this Syracuse Post-Standard article: Spitzer OKs special ed bill.