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A lawsuit to decide if a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder deserves a special education plan has cost the Manatee County School District almost $40,000 so far.
The district has spent $37,763.36 on legal fees in the case, including $22,496.81 to Edwards and Scharff, a law firm in Palo Alto, Calif.; and $4,211.77 to the Tampa firm of Thompson, Sizemore & Gonzalez. Attorneys for the school district fear losing the case could prove more expensive than potential legal fees because it could open the door for costly special education programs to as many as 2,000 additional ADHD students in the school system.
Hey, nobody said it was cheap to violate a kid's rights under IDEA. For more information, click here.