Vermont Statutes > Title 16 > Chapter 101 > § 2957 - Special education administrative and judicial appeals; limitations
Current as of: 2010
(a) An action against a local, intermediate, or state education agency seeking enforcement of special education rights under state or federal law shall be commenced by an administrative due process hearing within two years of the alleged violation or within two years of the date the alleged violation is or reasonably should have been discovered, and not after.
(b) Subsection (a) of this section notwithstanding, an action against a local, intermediate or state education agency for reimbursement of the costs of a unilateral special education placement shall be commenced by an administrative due process hearing within 90 days of the unilateral placement, and not after.
(c) Where the parent, legal guardian or surrogate parent has not been given proper notice of special education rights under state and federal law, including notice of the limitations in this section, such limitations shall run from the time notice of those rights is properly given.
(d) An appeal from a final administrative decision in a special education due process hearing to a court of competent jurisdiction pursuant to 20 U.S.C. § 1415(i)(2) shall be commenced within 90 days from the notice of the final decision, and not after.
(e) Except as provided in 20 U.S.C. § 1412(a)(10)(C) or unless a court or hearing officer determines otherwise, where a unilateral placement has been made without the school district of residence being offered a reasonable opportunity to evaluate the child and to develop an individualized education plan, reimbursement may not be sought for any costs incurred before the school district is offered such an opportunity. (Added 1989, No. 107, § 4; amended 2001, No. 8, § 12; 2003, No. 36, § 17; 2005, No. 54, § 15.)
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