A Follow-Up to “Roundup of Important Cases” from the Spring Conference on Special Education Law

Paula Maddox Roalson (Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle PC) concluded our Spring Conference on Special Education Law yesterday with a superb presentation rounding up important cases and their ongoing developments. She discussed several significant cases, including Spring Branch v. O.W. and legal developments concerning Copperas Cove ISD.

Paula has graciously provided us with follow-up information and material regarding Copperas Cove ISD and its two separate cases.

During the Q & A, there were questions concerning the “Copperas Cove ISD case” at the 5th Circuit, specifically the case on dyslexia. Copperas Cove is indeed back at the 5th Circuit in the William V. case, and as she mentioned in the Q & A remarks immediately after the presentation, folks will want to stay tuned.

In the meantime, however, Copperas Cove claimed victory in a SECOND, different case on dyslexia. That was the subject of the more recent tweet and a Walsh Gallegos summary provided by Jim Walsh (referenced by one of the participants in the Q & A). That was a different student (Amanda P.) with different facts. Both cases, however, concern dyslexia. At the time presentation materials were published, we didn’t yet have the newer decision to incorporate into the presentation.

So as an added bonus for our audience, we are providing Jim Walsh’s publication regarding the newer case.

Please remember that the Spring Conference on Education Law webinar recordings are still available to new registrants through June! And thanks to Paula Maddox Roalson and Jim Walsh for this extra information! Jim Walsh will be bringing us more legal expertise when he hosts two webinars during the upcoming Conference on Education Law for Principals. We hope you can join us!


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