MN v. School Board City of VA Beach
Saluting our Military Families on Memorial Day

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ISSN: 1538-320
May 22, 2018

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Our military children are awesome...but they have extra hurdles to clear, burdens to bear. We have a sacred responsibility to take care of them. - former U.S. Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates.

Moving and transferring to new schools is emotionally difficult, especially for children with disabilities who receive special education services under an IEP.

Nearly 80 percent of military children attend public schools ... Supporting the military child takes a school-wide effort... - The School Superintendent's Association (AASA).

In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate you'll find information and resources to help military families locate programs, services, and supports when advocating for exceptional family members.

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We hope you will forward this issue to other friends, families, or colleagues.


Update: MN v. School Board City of VA Beach (2018)

The “MN” case is now public record, considered case law, and legal precedent that can help families throughout the US whose children are denied FAPE.

The school lost all decisions - yet continues to fight. Read the Decision and info from the FOIA request.

The Normans ask: How Will the District Really Use Impact Aid Funding - for Military Families or Attorneys?


Military & DoD Special Education


Comparable IEPs for Military Kids

PCS moves, DoDI's, MIC3 and the differences between DoD Instructions and IDEA 2004. Pete Wright explains when your child is entitled to a "comparable IEP."video

Law + Resources for Military Families.


Camps for Mil Kids / Summer Reading

Operation Purple Camps offer a free week of summer fun for military kids with parents who have been, are currently, or will be deployed.

DoD/Military Summer Reading Program for children, teens and adult.

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