Hi School law guru here! Today’s topic is “Accommodations.” If you have a child with
disabilities, this would apply.” Accommodations typically fall under scenarios of a 504 or
an IEP situation. They are most commonly found in public school settings because in
public schools there are far more students that have a 504 or IEP in place.
Accommodations can encompass a variety of things; For example, once your child is
determined to have a disability, they are entitled to get what is called
“accommodations.” These accommodations enable them to get access to a series of
things to help their performance in school. For example, being in a quiet area for a test,
getting initial time to take a test, possibly getting a teacher to reread a question to them,
and so on.
There are times in which the school does not provide the necessary accommodations.
In those types of cases, the parent is entitled to what is called a due process hearing
and can make the request to Tallahassee to challenge the school because they are not
providing the necessary accommodations. Hopefully, the school will work to resolve the
issues, but if not, feel free to contact The Law Offices of Steve Rossi P.A. that deals
with school and education law issues for further assistance in this area.
The above is a very general overview. There are other factors that can interplay with
this. You should seek out an education attorney that has education law experience
dealing with these type of matters. This article is not meant to be relied upon as legal
advice. Laws and policies can change. Seek an experienced attorney for the most
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