FAPE Obligation Under IDEA

July 27, 2017

This memo is intended to support Vermont administrators and special education staff in understanding the implications of the United States Supreme Court decision Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District RE-1, 69 IDELR 174 (2017) (2017)[1]. The Court's unanimous decision on March 22, 2017, said that in order for a district to meet its free and appropriate public education (FAPE) obligation under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)[2], it must, "offer an IEP reasonably calculated to enable a child to make progress appropriate in light of the child's circumstances."

Read the full FAPE Obligations Under IDEA memo