LEGAL INSIGHTS

Participation of Students with Disabilities in Extracurricular Athletics

On January 25, 2013, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights (OCR) released a “Dear Colleague Letter” addressing participation by disabled students in extracurricular athletics.  This memorandum highlights some of the principal points addressed in this letter.

Much of the contents of the letter will already be very familiar to most school athletics personnel.  Section [...] [read more…]

Lobato II – What Happened?

The Lobato school finance litigation is now complete, with the Colorado Supreme Court’s recent decision (Lobato II) upholding the Colorado public school finance system.
In the initial lawsuit, the Plaintiffs claimed that the school finance system violates the constitutional mandate to the General Assembly to “establish and maintain a thorough and uniform system of free public [...] [read more…]

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