Ruling that School System's Response to Student's Behavioral Difficulties Was Adequate Under IDEA Not Disturbed

CJN v. Minneapolis Public Schools, 323 F.3d 630 (8th Cir. 2003), cert. denied sub nom., Nygren v. Minneapolis Public Schools, 124 S. Ct. 478 (2003)

The Supreme Court declined to review a ruling of the Eighth Circuit that a school district provided an eleven-year-old boy with a long history of mental illness the free appropriate public education required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  As a result, the Eighth Circuit rejected his mother's effort to obtain reimbursement for the tuition of a private school in which she placed him after the use of physical restraint and "time-outs" increased during the preceding year....

Found in DMHL Volume 23 Issue 1