• Pendency (A.K.A. “Stay Put”): An Important Right of Special Education Students
  • October 10, 2014 | Author: Lynn M. Brown
  • Law Firm: Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. - Garden City Office
  • One of a special educaon student’s most important rights is that of pendency (a.k.a. “stay put”), which permits a student to stay in his last agreed- upon placement and/or continue to receive the last agreed-upon services while any challenge to a proposed Individualized Educaon Plan (or “IEP”) is pending. “Pendency” is not automac, and, accordingly, parents should explicitly invoke their child’s right to pendency in cases where a school district seeks to change a child’s placement and/or services to those that are not acceptable to the parents.