Sherry Culves was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article on a class action lawsuit involving a state’s special education system.
At issue in the case is how Virginia school districts resolve parents’ requests for special education services for their children. Among other claims, the plaintiffs contend that less than 5% of cases that reach hearing offices are decided fully in favor of families.
Sherry offered perspective on the case based on her extensive background advising school districts, including on special education disputes. She said that school districts prefer to resolve disputes before going to a hearing officer or equivalent of a courtroom trial.
“Only the ones with a real vast disconnect between the school and family actually get to court,” Sherry said.
Subscribers can read the full article here: Special-Education System Stacked Against Families, Lawsuit Says
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