Archive for October, 2007

StarTribune: Appeals Court Rules Robbinsdale Special-Ed Students Were Denied

October 1, 2007

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Last update: September 26, 2007 – 8:50 PM

The Robbinsdale School District violated student rights when it unilaterally canceled adaptive swimming classes for 31 special education students in 2005, the state Court of Appeals has ruled.In a 20-page, unpublished opinion issued Tuesday, a three-judge panel knocked down every argument the school district made, ruling that it denied the students of their right to a free and appropriate public education.

The court also rejected the district’s claims that the state Department of Education acted arbitrarily when it ordered the district to restore services.