Comments that Parents Hear: “We don’t have an aide (or service, equipment item, etc.) for your child”


“We don’t have an aide (or service or equipment item, etc.) for your child, although we agree that it’s a good idea. Our budget is really tight and we just can’t afford it.” Recall the Law The school district must provide a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) for children regardless of cost or funding issues. The school is required to identify building resources to meet the students’ needs. “Special education means specially designed instruction, at no cost to the parents, to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability.” 300.39(a) “Public agencies, therefore, must not make placement decisions based [...]