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Reimbursement for Privately Funded Services

The current school closures due to COVID-19 have left several families of children in special education wondering what options they have for ensuring that their child does not fall behind or regress in their academics or skills. Some families are wondering whether they may be entitled to reimbursement if they privately fund additional services, such as tutoring, or language and …

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Compensatory Education during COVID-19 School Closures

Both federal and state guidance provides that students with individualized educational plans (“IEPs”) may be entitled to compensatory education during school closures to make up for any skills that may have been lost. [1] Whether and to what extent compensatory services are owed must be made on an individual basis. The California Department of Education, provides that “educational need can …

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A Successful Campaign for the IDEA

The Law Offices of Hirji & Chau, spearheaded a successful campaign to send a petition of over 1000 supporters to write to Secretary DeVos calling for NO WAIVERS to the IDEA. You can find the updated letter and list of supporters, here.

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Governor Newsom: Scenarios for the Reopening of Schools

In today’s presentation, Governor Newsom discusses different scenarios for the reopening of schools. He seemed to imply that some precautions that could take place include removing recess, PE, and school assemblies. He talked about staggered schedules – some in the morning, some in the afternoon. These issues will be discussed and also negotiated with unions etc. There was no discussion of …

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NO WAIVERS TO THE IDEA

Law Offices of Hirji & Chau, LLP spearheaded an open letter to the Department of Education, calling for NO WAIVERS to the IDEA or Section 504.  www.SaveIdea.org The letter was written by Diana Maltz. Within a week, we received support from over 780 parents, advocates/attorneys, civil rights organizations,community based organizations teachers, and service providers!   While the letter is mailed as of …