It started with an administrative complaint to the Kentucky Department of Education filed by the Children’s Law Center, a non-profit in Lexington, on behalf of 12 students.
Those students claimed they were denied special education services by the Fayette County School District. The complaint also contended that the district systematically does not identify students who need such services.
The Kentucky Department of Education issued its report on the complaint in September, finding that the school district did violate various regulations regarding seven of the students. The report said the district needed to provide services to some of the students and corrective training to staff members.
Now, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports, the district is taking this way beyond the next level, suing both the Kentucky Commissioner of Education and, incredibly, the Children’s Law Center.
At first blush, that comes across like suing a lawyer just for taking on a client’s case.
I’m sure there is more to this story, and it will be interesting to see how this develops.
Certainly, if the district prevails, it will cast a pall on every other parent of a learning disabled child in this state who isn’t getting the services needed.