Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Incarcerated Students and Special Ed Law- Part I #IncarceratedStudents
As the weekly question has hinted, this blog is interested in the current hot button topic of incarcerated students and special education. This is an area that has seen an explosion of cases in the last year or so. It is coming up a lot these days.
So what rights do students with disabilities have if they commit a crime or if they are accused of a crime? What is the relationship between an arrest or a trip to juvenile hall and a school district's child find obligation? Which public agency is responsible for providing FAPE? What about the school to prison pipeline?
Finally that pesky weekly question can a student who is convicted of a crime be too bad to be entitled to FAPE? Believe it or not I even have a case about that topic.
As always, we are interested in what you think. Have you heard of cases on this topic in your area? What are your thoughts? What comments would you share?
More on this series is coming soon.