What is compensatory education?
Compensatory education may be offered or ordered if the District denies a student a free
appropriate public education (FAPE). If an IEP team, due process specialist or hearing
officer determines that the student has not received services as written into the student's
IEP, or that the District failed to provide an adequate program which resulted in a loss of
educational opportunity for the child, compensatory education may be offered.
Compensatory education may include extended school-year services, additional therapy
sessions, or other remedial measures in response to a student's identified needs.
Compensatory education is intended to be a one time offer to compensate for past failures
to adequately serve the student and is not meant to provide ongoing services for future
What does "stay put" mean?
When a parent disagrees with an IEP and files for due process, the student is to continue
to receive the placement and services in the last agreed upon and implemented IEP during
the due process proceedings. This is commonly known as "stay put." If the parent
disagrees with any portion of the IEP, the District may implement the agreed upon
portions of the IEP. Stay put may apply for the disputed portions of the IEP depending on
the facts of the case. Contact the Due Process Department if a situation arises where you
are unclear as to what would be stay put.