Student was entitled to reimbursement of private school tuition and travel expenses when the District denied FAPE. S.L. v. Upland Unified School District, No. 12-55715, slip op. (9th Cir. April 2, 2014)

David M. Grey will speak at the 4th National Conference on Employment and Education Law Impacting Persons with Disabilities presented by the American Bar Association.

April 9, 2014

11:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.   Session 2:  Students with Disabilities & Discipline 

Students with disabilities in primary and secondary education may be involved in student disciplinary proceedings. Our panel of special education experts will discuss:

  • IDEA, ADA, Section 504, & California law requirements
  • Scope of authority of school personnel
  • Due process rights of students and parents
  • Obligations of school districts
  • Manifestation determinations
  • Change in placement
  • Functional behavioral assessment & behavioral intervention plans
  • FAPE in the disciplinary setting
  • Appeal process


  • Omni Los Angeles Hotel
  • 251 South Olive Street
  • Los Angeles, CA 90012
  • United States of America

Bradbury Rose, Second Floor


Maronel Barajas; Disability Rights Legal Center; Los Angeles, CA
Elizabeth A. Estes; Dannis Woliver Kelley (DWK); Los Angeles, CA
Laura L. Faer; Public Counsel; Los Angeles, CA
David M. Grey; Grey & Grey; Santa Monica, CA


Honorable Judge Adrienne C. Nelson;
Multnomah County Circuit Court, State of Oregon Judicial Department; Portland, OR


School District does not violate students' first amendment rights to freedom of expression by asking them to remove clothing bearing images of the American flag to prevent threats of race related violence. Dariano v. Morgan Hill Unified School District, No 11-17858, slip op. (9th Cir. October 17, 2013)

When a student between the ages of 18 and 22 who is eligible for special education services in California is incarcerated in a county jail, the cost of the student’s education is borne by the school district where the student’s parent resides. Los Angeles Unified School District v. Garcia, No. 10-55879, slip op. (9th Cir. January 28, 2014)

A department of education denied a student a free appropriate public education by holding an IEP meeting without the parent even though the parent did not affirmatively refuse to attend, but rather actively sought to reschedule the meeting in order to participate. Doug C. v. State of Hawaii Dep’t of Education, No.12-15079, slip op. (9th Cir. June 13, 2013)