Court: Colo. district must reimburse costs for treatment program

01/1/2013 | Education Week

A federal appeals court in Denver ruled unanimously that a Colorado school district must reimburse the costs, minus medical expenses, of an out-of-state residential treatment program for a student with learning and emotional disabilities, reporter Mark Walsh writes in this blog post. The district rejected her parents' request for reimbursement because the student receives mental health services. However, the court ruled that these expenses must be reimbursed under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act because the mental health services are necessary for the student to receive a free, appropriate public education.

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