RR&M Represents School District in Favorable 8th Circuit Decision under IDEA


On July 29, 2020 the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals held that the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) does not require a school district to provide transportation between the student’s home and the school district when the student is open-enrolled into the school district by their parent. The Court held that nothing in the IDEA provides clear notice to a state that it must cover transportation costs when a student’s travel is the result of a parent’s choice under the state’s open enrollment program. Laura Tubbs Booth represented the school district in this matter. The decision can be found here.