On March 22, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a much-anticipated opinion regarding the appropriate standard to be used to determine whether a free appropriate public education (“FAPE”) has been provided under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. §1400, et. seq.). This decision is of extreme importance to both school districts and the parents of children with disabilities, as it will significantly impact the provision of special education and related services to children with disabilities. Continue Reading →
Granting a motion for rehearing, the First District reconsidered its prior opinion concerning what constitutes a “student record” under the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA), Title 20 U.S.C. s. 1232g, and the exemption to the public records law for a student’s “education records.” Rhea v. The District Board of Trustees of Santa Fe College, — So. 3d —, 2013 WL 950544 (Fla. 1st DCA March 13, 2013).