Scranton School District

Study: Systemic Failure in IDEA Implementation for Private School Students with Disabilities in Additional States

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 2:00pm

IDEA requires states to ensure that all public-school students aged 3-21 who have disabilities receive a "free and appropriate education."

Key Points: 
  • IDEA requires states to ensure that all public-school students aged 3-21 who have disabilities receive a "free and appropriate education."
  • The federal government appropriates IDEA funding for the states, which then appropriate the money among local school districts.
  • A "proportionate" share of the funds is to be spent on private school students who attend school within the school district's geographic boundaries.
  • The law permits states to use their own money to offer special education services to private school students in addition to those required by IDEA.

Attorneys For Present, Past Employees Ask Scranton Schools To Disclose All Environmental Inspection Records

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 4:54pm

The document request, in a letter signed by SMBB's Patrick Howard on behalf of SMBB and co-counsel Paul Batyko Law, LLC, and Gustafson Gluek, PLLC is directed to SSD President Katie Gilmartin with copies to the Board Secretary and Solicitor.

Key Points: 
  • The document request, in a letter signed by SMBB's Patrick Howard on behalf of SMBB and co-counsel Paul Batyko Law, LLC, and Gustafson Gluek, PLLC is directed to SSD President Katie Gilmartin with copies to the Board Secretary and Solicitor.
  • A core demand of the newly-filed class action lawsuit (O'Donnell et al.
  • v. Scranton School District, et al., U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania 3:20-cv-00225-JMM )is that a special victims health fund be established and maintained to provide comprehensive, personalized medical monitoring.
  • There is no legal impediment preventing the immediate release of inspection reports- including the findings of the District's environmental consultant - that we firmly believe should be made public without delay."

United States PreK-12 Policy & Budget Outlook, 2019-2020 - Opportunities Coming Across the States - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 10:22am

PreK-12 Policy & Budget Outlook, 2019-2020 provides information and analysis on K-12 funding and policy in the U.S.

Key Points: 
  • PreK-12 Policy & Budget Outlook, 2019-2020 provides information and analysis on K-12 funding and policy in the U.S.
  • The report includes the most recent information available on federal funding for fiscal years 2019 and 2020.
  • There also is data on education dollars provided by the states, including per-pupil funding.
  • Additionally, the report provides information on education policy at the federal and state levels.