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Scenes: Surviving Due Process:
Stephen Jeffers v. School Board

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Surviving Due Process: Stephen Jeffers v. School Board Surviving Due Process: Stephen Jeffers v. School Board has scene markers or chapters so you can easily skip to a scene that that interests you. This feature makes it easy to use this DVD in training programs or classes.

Scene 1.
The school board attorney and her paralegal begin to prepare the school board's case.

Scene 2. The due process hearing begins; the parents' case may be dismissed.

Scene 3. Stephen's parents search for an attorney to represent them.

Scene 4. The parents meet with Pete Wright.

Scene 5. The due process hearing resumes; the school board presents its case.

Scene 6. The special education teacher testifies.

Scene 7. The occupational therapist testifies.

Scene 8. The director of special education testifies.

Scene 9. The due process hearing continues; the parents present their case.

Scene 10. The child psychologist testifies.

Scene 11. The supervisor of Stephen's program testifies.

Scene 12. The principal of Stephen's school testifies.

Scene 13. Stephen's mother testifies.

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When Surviving Due Process was being filmed, the due process hearing in Z.P. v. Henrico School Board had just been held. The story of Surviving Due Process: Stephen Jeffers v. School Board was based on the facts in Z.P. v. Henrico School Board.

The individuals who played the roles of teachers, therapists, psychologist, special ed director, and attorneys in Surviving Due Process read the transcript of the Z.P. v. Henrico School Board due process hearing. At the time the DVD was filmed, the hearing officer had not issued a decision.

What happened next?

The parents received a favorable decision from the hearing officer. The school district appealed to U. S. District Court. The District Court reversed the hearing officer and found for the school district.

The parents appealed this decision to the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. The Court heard oral argument on September 29, 2004.

On February 11, 2005, in a 2-1 split decision, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit reversed the District Court and remanded the case back with instructions. Read School Bd of Henrico County VA v. Z.P. in html.

School Bd of Henrico County VA v. Z.P. is also available in pdf at http://www.wrightslaw.com/law/caselaw/05/4th.henrico.va.zo,pdf

Does this mark the end of School Bd of Henrico v. Z.P.? Yes. After the favorable pro-parent decision by the 4th Circuit, the case was settled.

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