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Darcy Kriha Quoted in American School Board Journal

October 22, 2010

Darcy Kriha was quoted in the article "The Top 10 Legal Issues" published by the American School Board Journal in October 2010. Darcy, a member of the Council of School Attorneys (COSA), responded to a survey conducted this summer identifying the top 10 legal issues in K-12 education. In this article, Darcy discusses the issue of special education and a worrisome trend related to Individuals with Disabilities Education Act's (IDEA) provisions for planning the transition of students with disabilities to adult life.

"The duties of the K-12 system in relation to serving special education-eligible students are slowly expanding into postsecondary territory. School districts are not universally prepared to serve special education-eligible students ages 18 to 21. This is an area of increasing litigation."

Darcy further discusses the issue of medically fragile students and is quoted "[medically fragile students] are a growing area of litigation, particularly as [these] students transition between attendance centers and reach the age of majority."