Partner Nathanya G. Simon was recently interviewed by Special ED Connection in an article regarding the steps school districts should take to prepare for and minimize the potential for special education disputes that may arise as a result of measures taken by school districts to adjust to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ms. Simon and a New York education attorney laid out six steps districts should take to prepare for potential disputes.
- Document all offers of services and efforts
- Monitor progress
- Demonstrate caring and responsiveness
- Track related services
- Keep communicating with parents
- Identify students who may need remediation