Should We Threaten Litigation?
Never tell a school, or anyone else, that you plan to sue them. Play your cards close to your chest. Don't initiate a due process hearing until you have exhausted other ways to resolve a problem.
Pete Wright explains why, in most cases, threatening to sue the school makes things worse.
NO threats. You should never say anything that you cannot “back up” with data, statistics, or documentation.
"I never say anything in an IEP meeting that I am not prepared to do", says Advocate Susan Bruce. Hereis an option for resolving the dispute.
File a State Complaint Under IDEA |
State Complaints can address both individual and systemic issues and be used to resolve any matter related to violations of:
If you have a question about due process or mediation, please contact Family Matters at (866)436-7842.