Case law is a tangible tool school leaders can consider when designing FBA and BIP policies to address social, emotional and behavioral challenges. In addition, one intangible consideration is nurturing the relationship between school leaders and parents. When school leaders, parents, and attorneys work collaboratively to support students who have behavioral needs in a reasonable and timely fashion, the student’s needs are addressed earlier, parents can become active participants in the child’s program, and school leaders can minimize the risk of using valuable resources in court costs and attorney fees.
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