Entries by Michael Boll

Bullying Leads to Lawsuit in Huntington Beach, California

  An interesting article dropped in the April 08, 2019 edition of the Los Angeles Times regarding a frustrated middle school parent who felt her son was being overwhelmingly bullied in class. The parents claim the student was bullied for multiple years, isolated in the classroom, physically and verbally harassed and more. In addition, they claim […]

Davidson Learning Center Summer Institute

    For many years we have worked with Dr. Christine Davidson for her IEE reports and other services she provides families. In the past few years, Dr. Davidson has expanded her reach and now runs the Davidson Learning Center. The center provides an individualized personal education for students who benefit from a non-traditional setting. […]

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Presentation: Getting Placements Right the First Time

    In February of 2019, Richard met with families from the Riverside Community Advisory Committee to discuss their concerns. His presentation covered appropriate placements for students with additional learning needs.   Feel free to download his presentation. Interested in having someone form CSNLG present at your organization or group, drop us a note. info@csnlg.com

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Sample Request for an IEE (Independent Educational Evaluation)

    At some point during your effort (sometimes fight) to receive special education services for your child, you may want to request an Independent Educational Evaluation, commonly referred to as an IEE. Parents and others often request an IEE if they disagree with the district’s evaluation. To help make that request a little easier, […]

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Tips For Seeking Expense Reimbursement From Your District

    By Linaja Murray, CSNLG Attorney Overview When a student’s educational program is not appropriate, family members may privately fund after-school services to assist the student and seek reimbursement. Common examples of this include after-school tutoring or remediation in the area of reading, writing, and math. Families may also privately fund additional after-school services […]

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All About California Regional Centers with Attorney Rebecca Diddams

“California Regional Centers are nonprofit private corporations that contract with the Department of Developmental Services to provide or coordinate services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities. They have offices throughout California to provide a local resource to help find and access the many services available to individuals and their families.”

Ok, so that is from their website, but you might wonder what it is they actually do, are they any good, who has access to them and for how long.  

Mediation

Mediation is an opportunity for the district administrator (in many cases the special-education director) to sit down with a family and negotiate in the presence of a mediator. Typically, the mediator is an administrative law judge (ALJ).  And the mediation usually takes place at the school district office.