School District Prevails in Transition Plan and FAPE Case

Represented by education attorney, Marcy L. Gutierrez, KMTG prevailed in another due process hearing before the Office of Administrative Hearings. The hearing involved a learning disabled student who filed a due process complaint alleging denial of FAPE a year after graduating from high school with a regular high school diploma. Through the due process hearing, the student sought reimbursement for numerous independent assessments and services obtained after high school graduation, including vision therapy, speech and language therapy, and academic tutoring. He also sought a ruling that the school district be ordered to place the student in a private, out-of-state nonpublic school to provide transition support and college preparation. The Administrative Law Judge denied all of the student’s requests, finding that the school district provided a FAPE through the public school program, including providing the student with appropriate transition planning.