Beware districts forcing settlement agreements

January 5, 2012 in Special Education Articles by Jess

I recently had some wonderful clients who had signed what I considered to be a terribly one-sided settlement agreement with a local Southern California school district. Seeking to obtain rights for their child after the fact, we found that the agreement handcuffed them in every direction and precluded them from being able to negotiate any changes for their child. At the time, my client told me that based on her research, school districts were engaging in some unfair practices with parents, all designed to deprive them of the rights provided them by IDEA, federal, and state law. Since that time I have been looking more carefully at how districts use settlement agreements and other waiver of rights, and I have come to see how correct her observation is. Read the rest of this entry →

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