Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, No. 14-1417 (10th Cir. 2015)Annotate this Case
In this case, the parents of an autistic child withdrew him from the Douglas County School District because they believed his educational progress was inadequate. They later sought reimbursement of tuition and related expenses pursuant to federal law that required public schools to reimburse parents if the school could not meet the student's educational needs. The District’s denial of reimbursement was upheld after a due process hearing in administrative court, and that determination was also upheld in federal district court. The Tenth Circuit affirmed, finding sufficient support in the record to affirm the findings of the administrative law judge that the child received some educational benefit while in the District’s care and that is enough to satisfy the District’s obligation to provide a free appropriate public education.
The court issued a subsequent related opinion or order on August 2, 2017.
- Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District RE–1, No. 15-827 (U.S. Mar. 22, 2017)