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SCOTUS Oks Discrimination Lawsuits Vs Schools, Even As Administrative Proceedings Continue

3.9.17

In a recent ruling by the Supreme Court, a disabled child's parents will be allowed to sue their school district for not allowing her to bring her service dog to school, even though they had not exhausted the school's administrative recourse. This ruling has some worried that this will lead to an increase in lawsuits against school districts.

In the article, "SCOTUS Oks Discrimination Lawsuits Vs Schools, Even As Administrative Proceedings Continue," featured in Cook County Record, Sarah Moore explains the reasoning behind the Supreme Court's ruling.

“I don’t think districts should sound alarm bells," she said. "They should continue to work collaboratively with families to try and resolve disputes in a manner that provides the best support for kids.

"If they just remain focused on doing what is right by kids - which is what they do - then the number of these disputes can proactively be eliminated.”

To read the full article, please visit Cook County Record.

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