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Schools:
Cedar Rapids School District v. Garret F.

Docket Number: 96-1793
Appealed From: U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
Subjects: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; School Districts and Medical Care

Argued: November 4, 1998

Decided: March 3, 1999
Vote: 7-2

At Issue: Whether the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act requires a public school district to provide nursing services to a quadriplegic student.

Decision: The justices ruled that the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) does require the public school district to provide Garret with the nursing services he requires during school hours.

The full text of the Cedar Rapids School District v. Garret F. decision is available at the FindLaw Internet Legal Resources Web site.

The full text of the 1997 decision from the 8th Circuit, Cedar Rapids School District v. Garret F., also is available at FindLaw.

Full text of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act on the U.S. Department of Education Web site.


Background from The Post
Disabled Pupils Win Right to Medical Aid (March 4, 1999)


Sources: The Washington Post, Supreme Court, The United States Law Week (a Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. publication)



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