Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) and Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
FAPE CASE: Board of Education v. Rowley
LRE CASE: Daniel R.R. v. State Board of Education
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) mandates that all students with disabilities receive a FAPE in the LRE. The decisions regarding these two components of the law are to be made based solely on the unique needs of each individual student. Teachers will be a part of this decision making process and must adhere to the requirements of IDEA.
In 750-1,000 word essay, summarize what FAPE and LRE are and how they are related . Within your essay, describe and evaluate the ramifications on public policy, on students/families, or on LEAs/schools/teachers of one FAPE court case and one LRE court case.
Choose cases from the lists below:
Board of Education v. Rowley
Alamo Heights Independent School District v. State Board of Education
Kevin T. v. Elmhurst Community School District No. 205
Daniel R.R. v. State Board of Education
Roncker v. Walter
Hendricks v. Gilhool