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January 13, 2021

80% Not Enough:  ALJ Rules that 20% Shortfall Entitled Student to Compensatory Education

Author: Michael Tucker, Attorney at Law


On October 12, 2020, the Office of Administrative Hearings ruled that a California school district denied a high school student a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) when the district provided the student only 80% of the student’s IEP-required specialized education.   (Long Beach Unified School District, 120 LRP 33840.)   

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