McAndrews Law Offices, P.C. Won Major Victory in Third Circuit Court of Appeals
McAndrews Law Offices, P.C. recently won a major victory in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in a case arising out of the Philadelphia School District. The Third Circuit Court of Appeals (the federal court one step removed from the United States Supreme Court) held that a young woman was entitled to compensatory education services in the form of an IEP which permitted the student to attend an Approved Private School beyond the age of 21. In previous proceedings, McAndrews Law Offices, P.C. convinced a federal District Court judge that the court’s equitable powers under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act provided authority for the Court to require the School District of Philadelphia to develop and implement an Individualized Education Plan to allow the child to attend a private school after the age of 21. The court also recognized that in some circumstances, a monetary award of compensatory education may be inadequate to allow a child to be “made whole” as a result of a district’s inadequate program, and that additional relief such as the development of a post-21 IEP may be required. Our best wishes to our client who will now receive critically necessary services as compensatory education!