Q&A: Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District Case Q&A (Dec. 7, 2017)

Topic Areas: Free Appropriate Public Education
Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District Re-1 Q&A

On December 7, 2017, OSERS released a Question-and-Answer (Q-&-A) document addressing the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District Re-1, which clarified the scope of the free appropriate public education (FAPE) requirements in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

The Court held that "to meet its substantive obligation under the IDEA, a school must offer [a child] an [individualized education program] IEP reasonably calculated to enable a child to make progress appropriate in light of the child's circumstances."

This Q-&-A document provides an overview of the facts and issue in the case, a discussion of the IDEA FAPE requirements and includes questions addressing implementation considerations.

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Last modified on October 22, 2018