Monthly Archives March 2020

Closed Public Schools that Provide Online, Educational Services to all Students are Required to Provide Special Education and Related Services to Students with IEPs and Section 504 Plans

Categories: K-12.

This week, with many closed K-12 schools set to offer mandatory educational services to the general student population via distance education (online learning) due to COVID-19, public school districts and charter schools will be required to provide special education and related services to students with individualized education programs (IEPs) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) or Section 504 Plans under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  Some local education agencies (LEAs) may be under the misimpression that, as a result of a school closure order issued by the governor of their state, the LEA need not
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CMS Student Survey on Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation

Categories: K-12.

Managing Attorney Jonathan Vogel Discusses the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Controversial Student Survey on Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation and Says CMS Needs an Independent Internal Investigation On February 24, 2020, Jonathan Vogel appeared on Fox 46 Charlotte’s “Good Day Charlotte” morning news program. Vogel asserted that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) should have provided notice to parents/guardians of the controversial student survey on gender identity and sexual orientation with an opportunity to opt out of the survey. Responding to the uproar from parents and county residents, CMS Superintendent Earnest Winston told local media on February 25 that there is a “human resources investigation”
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