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Supreme Court Rules Special Education Litigation Costs are Public

The California Supreme Court has opened the door for public disclosure of school district costs in ongoing lawsuits where the school districts, cities or other public agencies refuse to reveal the bills before litigation is complete.

In Orange County and other jurisdictions, governmental agencies have frequently refused to disclose the costs of ongoing litigation, claiming these legal bills are exempt from disclosure under the California Public Records Act.

According to the Voice of Orange County, this court decision removes a ploy used by the Orange County Department of Education and a number of it’s county’s 28 school districts to deny disclosure of litigation costs when fighting cases against families seeking special education for youth with disabilities under federal and state law.

To read more of this article go to: http://www.voiceofoc.org/healthy_communities/health_news/article_1f80bd92-8a
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